Slow down, refocus —— ADD tip o the day 52


A copy of a small blue book, The Quiet Mind, sits in the book shelf in my office, where I see it every time I go in or out of the door.  The going in or out becomes the anchor that reminds me to look at the book.  The book contains a number of spiritual blurbs, fairly    woo woo, of guidance, encouragement and wisdom.

I read a blurb almost every time I go in or out of the office.  This practice slows me down, refocuses me on a spiritual mindset, reminds me of what is important.  Recently I was in a big hurry, and became aware that I was hurrying, and stopped  and read a blurb.  It was about not hurrying.   Same thing happened one day when I was worrying and the blurb that I got was on — not worrying.  So sometimes the message is important and helpful, but the main thing is just the practice  – stop, slow down, read a spiritual blurb to redirect my mind.  You could do this with any spiritual book.  It is great for ADD or ADHD.


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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 Slow down, refocus —— ADD tip o the day 52

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