Avoiding Tip o the day18

What is the difference between avoiding and procrastinating?

It may be  subtle, but for me, procrastinating is putting off starting something that I will eventually need to do,

while avoiding is avoiding something that I may never get around to.

Maybe procrastinating is a sub type of avoiding?

It helps me just to be aware of what I am doing, so I have a card where I list the things I am avoiding.  I check it and face the issue frequently, and that helps.

The other strategies for getting started, overcoming procrastinating, and avoiding avoiding are all about the same – first start with breaking it into small steps.

I’ll give a few more of these strategies in tip 19.

It’s all explained in detail in Your Life Can Be Better.

The book is getting closer and closer to coming out, 2011!

doug

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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