reframing Tip o the day 23

“Reframing” means to change the way I perceive or label something.

That is related to “self talk”, the things I say to myself in my head.

I can say I have too much work to do today, or I can say I am grateful to have a job.

Dr. Goldblum says to reframe “nagging” as “loving suggestions”.

I can choose to think that coming up with new things for this blog is a burden, or I can see it as an opportunity to exercise my creative self, expand my vision, and hopefully to help others.  To say nothing of selling books. 

Cognitive therapy teaches that changing our self talk will change our emotions.

“We create our own reality”   New Age dictum.  I think I am starting to understand it.

Reframing is explained in my book, Your Life Can Be Better, coming in 2011.

I hope you can catch the PBS program on ADHD.


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, or (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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