stuck —- ADD Tip o the day 46

Many things in life work in feedback loops, like vicious cycles or whatever the opposite is –     beneficial cycles?

When our ADD wins out and we drift away from our track, get distracted, can’t get started,    can’t finish, and so on

then we get down on ourself, feel frustrated and demoralized.  We say bad things about ourself to ourself, and often to others.   We get down.  We get demoralized.

The effect is that it becomes harder to  start anything or to make progress on anything.

Which makes us more demoralized.  We can spiral down into the pit and become overwhelmed with inertia.

Sounds awful doesn’t it .  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  We can use strategies to break a link in this chain of events.  Although it is hard to use a strategy when we are demoralized – which of course is pretty demoralizing.

But you can do it.  Trust me.  I’ll explain how in the next tip, ADD tip 47, coming soon.


correction:  not everything I tell you is true.  The show my wife and I watched was not about Michelangelo, but Leonardo di Vinci.  He had many great ideas, would start on a lot of them at once, had trouble finishing them and trouble meeting deadlines.  Sound familiar?  My error – my ADD?

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 —- ADD Tip o the day 46

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

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