amberite: Sollux Captor, a Homestuck troll with grey skin, warm-colored horns and one red and one blue eye, depicted as an adolescent. He's peering out from behind his (also red and blue) glasses. The expression on his face is fearful, curious and determined. (Default)
[personal profile] amberite
* I'm never going to Get Organized as neurotypical people understand it but I can help myself to more redundancies and transparency and have systems that work for me.

* Find out what it takes to get spare copies of my car key and do so.

* Set up a badge lanyard with a spare copy of my bank card and housekey on it (and car key if I can get spares), and hang it on a nail by the door, along with a spare pair of glasses. If the regular ones go missing - I will now have this. 

* Attach finder devices to the regular housekeys and wallet.

* Set up a permanent-ish computer workstation (ergonomic keyboard etc) at home, and set up a backup cloud drive to sync things, so that I can work on things from more than one computer and the task of packing out my computer gear  won't be constantly looming in my executive function queue continually distract me from actually getting anything done.

(Notes on this: My wrists can't deal with basic laptop keyboard/mouse setup for long, so I need a bunch of extra equipment to be able to use a computer regularly. I can deal with remembering to pack out from a coffee shop because I can easily differentiate mine from not-mine, but differentiating things that go in the backpack from things that don't is something that I have to repeatedly think about, which makes it hard to accomplish things while the computer is set up. So basically I just need to commit to a setup at home which is at least partly permanent. Possibly in order to make this work long-term I'll also need to improve the wifi situation so I'm not getting disconnected constantly.) 

* Apply to renew my fuckening passport. I keep meaning to do this and then panicking. My dad sent me money for it last year which probably got spent on random household stuff because my brain kept deleting the action from the queue. If someone local is willing to help with accountability against my brain from going squirrely about it, and/or help me resume the task again after my brain goes squirrely and loses the pieces of it, I would greatly appreciate this. 

Oy, I felt confident about this stuff sitting down to describe it and now I'm like "how do I even think this is possible" but uh, good luck, future me. 

* Oh yeah - one last important thing! I'm determined that this should be the year I write the "Homestuck glossary/cheat sheet for non-Homestucks" so that [personal profile] mlerules  and other folks who are interested in my big weird fic adventures can finally partake in them! 

Feel free to make suggestions for what should be in it. 



Date: 2019-01-01 04:03 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
This is a good set of thoughts and goals.

>> If someone local is willing to help with accountability against my brain from going squirrely about it, and/or help me resume the task again after my brain goes squirrely and loses the pieces of it, I would greatly appreciate this. <<

I could perhaps do this if there is a time/place that works, and am offering, if you like. I can probably manage 'be low-key company while person does Thing That Requires Focus' in a fairly generalized way, at a specified time/place for online or offline interaction; I don't know if that's useful to you or not.

(OTOH, I don't know that I can manage repeated reminders-about-thing now, so not offering that; that's theoretically in my skillset, somewhat, but it requires a dedicated chunk of energy that I probably don't have to spare right now. Who knows if going back to work will add to or subtract energy for me right now.)

... rambling about goals ...

I like to label things. I might do more labeling in 2019.

Right now I have hour goals, day goals, and week goals. Beyond that I have hopes and information gaps. And that is okay.

Hope this rambly-ness is okay. :sunglasses emoji:

Date: 2019-01-07 06:35 am (UTC)
mlerules: (yogi bear)
From: [personal profile] mlerules
I quite like this delineation of goals (hour, day, week, hopes, and info gaps).

Curious: Do you mean physical labeling (such as with fancy-dancy labeler) or some other sort of labeling?

Date: 2019-01-07 06:43 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Physical labeling. Probably with painter's tape and Sharpie, or with Post-its, pen, and clear packing tape over top, or maybe (if I want to use the fancy laminator stuff at school!job) small posters with kindergarten-y design and dry erase tickyboxen. I used to have a checklist of morning routines by the door so I could ask myself if I had had coffee and water and meds and food, and brought something for lunch and any classroom materials I needed, and brushed my teeth, and and and ... I put social and self-care strategies on walls in rooms where I might need them. I have labeled boxes and cupboards with lists of what they ought to have in inventory, and stuck chore checklists on the relevant appliance. I taped business cards with important contact info to the inside cabinet of my desk, when I had a desk I actually did any kind of work at. Labeling food and food shelves helps me remember to eat; I was going to elaborate on what exactly needs remembering but I think 'remember to eat' is accurate as a broad category. But I gotta start over once I find new long-term housing. A lot of people prefer to centralize this kind of information, if they aren't keeping it all in their head, but having it be specific to the physical context where I actually use it helps me more than enough for it to be worth the trade-off of not being able to edit it remotely.

Date: 2019-01-07 06:55 am (UTC)
mlerules: (yogi bear)
From: [personal profile] mlerules
Thx for clarification.

Having lists where you need to remember the items makes a LOT of sense, ex: keys & ID &c. by the front door.

Laminated lists and dry-erase pens = great idea!

Date: 2019-01-01 05:32 am (UTC)
azurelunatic: The Space Needle by night. Slightly dubious photography. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
If the car key has a chip, your friendly local hardware store can probably make a clone for $60+.

A non-chipped copy of a chip key can open doors to retrieve the set locked inside, and is cheaper.

I like the coil bracelets to go on my primary key ring for the liminal moments between actively driving and putting it away on the clip on my bag.

Zenni is my favorite online vendor of spare glasses. I tend to keep prescription sunglasses in the car and spare glasses by bed.

Date: 2019-01-01 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] contrarianarchon
Sympathy with procrastinating on paperwork... (I have some stuff which has been sitting on my desk for years now... I can see it now. Literally.)

Date: 2019-01-01 02:50 pm (UTC)
rialian: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rialian
===Definitely interested in the guide. I have applied meta-geek processing to Homestuck when I have seen it, but do not have operational manual for proper appreciation (and not had time to actually read the entire interactionworld to be able to really "get it".)

===Backup organization is a good thing. I really need to work on primary organization first. (laughter) Thankfully, I know the general area things are...I just do not want to go through the chaosfile of my storage spaces. This is about to be done, as I need to have the house ready, and the chaosfile spaces are needed for other things and life forms. (grins)

Date: 2019-01-01 03:31 pm (UTC)
gebieterin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gebieterin
If you really want to annoy yourself, set up some reminders in your phone's calender (assuming you're using a smartphone), with annoying ringtone etc. you can put several reminders on the same entry, e.g. one week, two days, one day before etc.

Which cloud backup can you recommend? So far, I have only been using mediafire, but it is not really a "cloud backup" but more for files. (I am still a bit paranoid about "real" cloud systems regarding safety, data protection etc. ^^")

Date: 2019-01-01 05:07 pm (UTC)
teethntongue: Portrait of the Beast Below with a halo. (Default)
From: [personal profile] teethntongue
Writing things down / making a list always makes things feel more overwhelming than they are to me, so I deeply empathize with the nervousness after putting it all down. But just keep in mind that these things don't need to get done all at once! It's a process and now you have a reminder so they won't get lost in brainspace.

It's also super laudable to focus on working with your brain and not against it. It can be really hard to learn what works and what doesn't, and then hard to learn that it's okay to do things differently than "normal." So that's awesome!

I second azurelunatic's recommendation for Zenni for glasses. I've ordered from them and they're really solid and also inexpensive. I don't know if you've ordered glasses online before, but my biggest surprise was needing not only your prescription but also your pupilary distance (PD), and that your optometrist probably won't give that number to you unless you directly ask for it. A lot of sites say that you can measure it yourself, but seriously don't. When I had anxiety about asking my doctor and measured myself, I was wrong by 1mm and that made a noticeable difference.

Date: 2019-01-07 06:36 am (UTC)
mlerules: (bunny butt)
From: [personal profile] mlerules
"It's also super laudable to focus on working with your brain and not against it. It can be really hard to learn what works and what doesn't, and then hard to learn that it's okay to do things differently than "normal." So that's awesome!"

THIS!

Date: 2019-01-02 03:06 pm (UTC)
manyblinkinglights: Upside-down Equius on a field of stars. (Default)
From: [personal profile] manyblinkinglights
+1 like

Date: 2019-01-03 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mesila
I'm pretty homestuck myself these days. Just really glad that I have one at all. I am still living at the Isabel. Are you still in Oregon?

I have carried my keys around on a lanyard since I was 21. It's really the only way not to lose 'em.

Date: 2019-01-03 08:59 pm (UTC)
perniciouslizard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] perniciouslizard
good luck!

Date: 2019-01-07 06:30 am (UTC)
mlerules: (daffy duck)
From: [personal profile] mlerules
Yay for Homestuck glossary/cheat sheet for non-Homestucks!

Will add "Passport Renewal" to pester-queue if you like. Can help you resume task as well. (I've done this for folks before, help w/next steps & keeping moving forward.) If desired, please do tell re: frequency of Pester requested, as well as best mode/media (text, email, postcard, GooCal invite for time to get together and Deal With It, other).

What kind of car do you have now for which you need extra key(s)?

Best wishes to future self in getting to cross off these To Do's from the list. That feeling is SOOOO good. Writing list helps (to my mind aka TMM). Checking back at the lists must happen, as well.
Edited Date: 2019-01-07 06:38 am (UTC)

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