Just got a new example of the principle -problem, strategy, rule, habit- for those of us with ADD or ADHD.
My rule is to take all of my pills the first thing when I get up, every day. That way I won't forget. But lately I've had a few days when later I couldn't remember taking them; thought I had but wasn't sure (aging?). That is a problem, so I need a strategy. Now, when I take the pills, I turn the benadryl bottle on its side. Later in the day I stand it up again, ready for the next morning. That's the rule now. Seems to be working.
Identify a problem, make a strategy, make it a rule, stick with it until it becomes a habit.
lorie's thorough review of ADD or ADHD
another example clik here