I've struggled with exactly that for years. My entire life, in fact.
I've always been drawn to color-coding, but it wasn't until college that I found myself deliberately implementing it!
You see, I was taking physics, and my professor was VERY process oriented.
If you asked for help, the first thing he would ask you is, "Did you draw a picture?"
If you didn't draw a picture, you had better not try to get anything more out of him. If you *did* draw a picture, he'd take a look at it and ask you, "Well, what about this force or that force?"
I failed my first physics test with a 46%...
I was devastated..
That's actually about the time I got my official ADHD diagnosis. It was taking me a really long time to process the problems because so much was going on and there was so much information to keep track of!
|how many arrows in this picture?|
|Have you ever had to work one of these problems??|
|My husband also ribs me for labeling things... LOL|