So I've been doing better at the brain-weasels, and also at life, and obviously these are not unconnected, but one of the things that has helped has been ... doing an end-run around my brain?
I have all these methods and procedures that look organized to a casual glance, but are actually ways of dealing with how deeply disorganised I am.
Like: Keep meds in a pill-organizer, so I can tell if I've already taken them.
Like: Carry a spare dose of meds in my purse, if I am already out of the house without taking my meds.
Like: Carry two spare doses of meds in my purse, for when I use up my spare, and so I scare myself into refilling it.
Like: Carry two granola bars in my purse so I don't starve because I forget to eat.
Like: Freeze leftovers for days when I cannot even with cooking.
Like: Label leftovers with instructions, so I don't have to remember what I made, or how to deal with it, and so I can tell at a glance what my leftover situation is.
Like: Keep a pen next to the freezer, so I have no distraction between me and writing down what the leftover is.
Like: Have a list where I write down things I ought to do someday but are not urgent, because I will definitely forget the thing until it becomes urgent.
I cannot even tell you how life-changing these dumb changes have been. Like. Plan ahead for you will be a space case seems like it's not even possible, but it has been!
I dunno if any of these things are useful to other people, or other people do things like this?
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