Is GTD scalable for someone with ADHD?
I've been struggling with GTD for some time. I have the formula down, but the problem seems to be that my brain is creating more Inbox entries than my body can process each day.
By this I mean that as someone with ADHD, I have perhaps 10X the number of ideas, thoughts, tasks, perceived things that should be done, than a normal person does.
If I don't document them, they are gone from RAM.
The problem is that this does two things:
1. Because the flow into the Inbox is faster than the time it takes to "DO", I find that a Daily Review of the Inbox is counter-productive and is taking longer each day to do. That's not scalable and it's also very frustrating.
2. The more time I spend processing, the less I have for "DOING", so it is a loop.
Now, you might say that the answer is to really get focused and limit what you put into the Inbox; but that's counter to what GTD says, which is that Everything should go into the Inbox so it is out of your head and off your mind.
Because we with ADHD don't really have a sense of time, I've even experimented with two Inboxes, one that says "TODAY" and another that says "NOT TODAY".
I've also clearly identified my "Essentials", my "Priorities", in an attempt to focus on investing my time there.
However this still does not solve the Inbox flow and Daily Review problem.
Any suggestions for those of us who are adults and are struggling with ADHD?
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