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How to use a notebook and other tips
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
For background: I have combined type ADHD, I struggle equally with inattention and impulse control. I do have issues with overwhelm (mostly from sensory overload/overstimulation) but don't have problems with mental flexibility.
- I appreciate that most of the advice and guided exercises are written in list form. It makes it easy to flip through the book and find something you wanted to review.
- The advice is clear and actionable. It's easy to see whether each exersise would be useful and how, and to adapt the steps to suit your specific needs/goals.
- I found the conversational style of the book's main passages to be tedious to get through. The author seems likeable and all, but I bought this book because I can hardly get through the normal tasks of my life. I don't need the advice to be fluffed up with asides and examples.
- The advice hinges on your ability to take notes throughout your day and to review those notes. I do appreciate that there are specific pointers about how to break up tasks properly into notes and what to write down. There are also some general tips about maintaining a notebook. It just seems like a bit of a stretch to me. If I could keep track of a notebook why would I be here? At the same time, I feel a self help book can reasonably ask the reader to make changes and put in work, so overall I'm not too mad about it.
There was no really groundbreaking advice in this book, but having it contained into lists I can easily reference in the future should be helpful.