In our previous episode of “Adventures in ADHD,” I mentioned how important routine is to a sufferer of Attention Deficit.
Today, I bring another good example from personal experience.
Routinely, when I get home, I put my phone by my computer to charge overnight.
Routinely, when I get out of my work clothes and into that evening’s comfy clothes, I put my wallet on my dresser.
Routinely, in the morning when I dress, I put my wallet in my pocket, go downstairs and put the phone in my pocket.
Yesterday, for some reason, When I changes out of my work clothes, my phone was still in my pocket and I set it on my dresser, as well as my wallet.
This morning I got dressed, saw my phone and put it in my pocket. Do you see the problem? The action of taking the phone and putting it on my pocket was an unanticipated step in my routine that took the place of a normal step.
I continued to get ready, and left for work. I parked my car, got out, and felt something wasn’t quite right.
I reached into my pocket and…
This meant, not only could I not buy anything, my morning coffee because our Keurig is down, but I also can’t get into work or use the elevator because my keypass is in my wallet!
Its going to be a great day. Thank god its Friday.