Do you ever feel like this?
The same thoughts pop into your head--over and over again..." I must do a will. I need to get that physical. I need do get in shape...etc."
The recurring thoughts are only a symptom of something more important than all of the collective thoughts you've ever had--YOU are NOT getting things done that need to be done.You make lists but so many items get carried forward or are forgotten.
"I often wondered if I had ADHD--attention deficit hyperactivity disorder"
Here's another problem...distractions. Here's what I mean...you're working on a project. All of a sudden, something pops into your head and you are off the project and onto this thing that surfaced...the project doesn't make it to completion and never sees the light of day...it too, get's on to that magical list of things to do...
All of this is insanity.
Two weeks ago, after I looked at the piles on my desk ( and Oh yeah, I knew what was in each pile and that's why they remained as piles--liar, liar) and decided to do some research on "getting organized." Actually, my search began on google with the search terms "Time Management."
I came upon a web site and a book written in 2005 by David Allen called "Getting Things Done." I write this today to those who suffer, as I have for so many years--and if you don't know about this book or it's methodology, do yourself a BIG favor and get the book.
Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits system is really good, but I must tell you Allen's system goes beyond it and helps you look at your philosophy of planning and doing.
One big thing it has done for me is to clear the mind-chatter and the mind-clutter.
Quiet is nice. Clarity is a great elixir.
Check out the info on this site. You can get the book on amazon, of course.