stuck Tip o the day 25

What is the difference between inertia, procrastination, and avoiding?

To me, inertia is when I can’t get going on anything.  Usually it is because I am feeling overwhelmed, too many things to do, what I need to do seems too hard, or I just can’t prioritize and decide where to start.

The strategies for this are to write down everything there is to do, break everything into small steps, do the hard part first.  Also to be careful about picking what I really need to do-sometimes I can just cross some things of the list when I think about it.  They turn out to not be really necessary.  What a relief!

More coming on this.  It’s all in the book, Your Life Can be better, coming in 2011.  I am on the 7th draft, and think I just found an editor to help me.

To make a comment on the blog, which I always appreciate, just click on a tip on the right under ‘recent posts’ and scroll down.  thanks


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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1 Response to stuck Tip o the day 25

  1. Pingback: Living with ADHD (or trying to) — ADHD Tip O the Day 820 | ADDadultstrategies

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