Podcasts and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 251

Do you watch or listen to podcasts?

I never have, but there’s some appealing topics  on facebook, some on ADD or ADHD.  I assumed that I wouldn’t have the time or the patience for them, but decided to check it out.

Learned you don’t watch them, just listen, and not on some schedule, just whenever you want – I had wrong assumptions, again.

So the guy started introducing the speaker, slowly and at length.  I got increasingly antsy, finally turned it off.  Don’t have time, patience or attention span for this.

But maybe I’m missing some important information, that might help me learn how to sit and listen, or to improve my attention span.  But guess I don’t have the attention span to let me learn how to improve my attention span, not this way.

Strategies

1. listen while doing something else, like my accounting.  But I’d miss my music, and it might  distract me and cause even more mistakes.

2. learn how to put them my i phone –  then listen while driving .  But there might be a steep learning curve. 

3.  do them on vacation.  But that isn’t what vacation is for, and I’m trying  to not take work on vacation.

4. just forget it. I’m already flooded with information and I can’t do everything.  But maybe I’m really missing something. 

What do YOU think???

doug


Bonnie Mincu has nailed it again   clik here   for the trap of two calendars.

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I am a psychiatric physician. Learned I have ADD at age 64 My book: Your Life Can Be Better strategies for adults with ADD available at amazon.com or smashwords.com (for e books)
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3 Responses to Podcasts and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 251

  1. Scott Marckx says:

    Hi Dr. Puryear,
    I used to listen to podcasts while working, but got flustered with ITunes deleting them after some set amount of time. (some setting I was supposed to figure out and never did) Now I get books on tape and CD from the library and listen to them. I’m fortunate that my work is with my hands and I can listen to audio books. Sometimes I just like the quiet though and I get lost in the work and time disappears. I also get hooked on TV and the computer, so try to stay away, but… Sometimes having a good book on tape keeps me working and doing what I need to do.
    All the best,
    Scott

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  2. Joyce Bates says:

    Hi Dr. Puryear,
    I downloaded your book to my laptop with a Kindle App. I really enjoy your style. I have felt like I wish I could call you and say “That’s me!” I was diagnosed back in…I’m not good with time, I have ADD (lol) It’s been more than a couple years. I’m 50 now. Anyway, I’m slightly afraid that I need to give up getting email and following facebook because I can just waste hours on the stupid thing! As a kid I was pretty addicted to TV. I haven’t had cable for 13 years (in my area that means no TV reception at all) I’m very glad that my husband has no interest in TV because I’m sure I would have the same tendency- stay up until I got my second wind at 11PM and not be able to fall asleep until 3AM.
    Well, I really must go do dishes…one of many things I procrastinate about! (BTW Thanks for sharing Bonnie Micu’s website)
    Oh, the other thing is I’m glad you’re a Christian- and I like Spanish and playing guitar too (though I haven’t done that in years.)
    Take care,
    Joyce

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    • thank you for writing. i hope the book will be helpful to you. yes, our addictions are a big problem for us, but there are strategies that can help – at least some, at least sometimes. you might work on that before giving up facebook and e mail entirely
      best wishes
      doug puryear

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