Workflowy and ADHD

Recently an ADHD coaching client told me that she couldn't read some notes I had emailed her because the visual of the unstructured text was overwhelming.

The next day someone emailed me a link to a nifty online to do list tool called Workflowy. It looks like a  great match for that client- because it makes it easy to control how much you are looking at and it is formatted all pretty.

This not the best tool for other people; it's all about fit. I gave one of my coaching groups the following homework: look at Workflowy for 5 minutes. Set a timer if that helps. Assess it and see if it is right for you.

That means applying what you've learned about how you work. You have to  look past the new-and-shininess of looking at an organizational tool. Hard stuff for some of us. It can mean you decide it isn't for you; it is for some projects (make a note to come back to it); or that it is a good thing to try- and check back after a period of time to see if you like it.

Now you try. And if you're interested in my groups, sign up for my newsletter and I'll let you know when I'm forming a new one!