Time and ADD —– ADD Tip o the day 56

When we are young, our life stretches endlessly before us.

We can afford to waste a day, or a few, or a week or so.

Not every moment is precious, or at least we don’t recognize that it is.

One of the benefits(?) of getting older is the realization that that moment is never going to come around again.

But when we have ADD, how do we stay in charge of our time, so that we are not wasting it in pointless pursuits, or just killing  the time, while avoiding something that we know we need to do, but—.

And how do we balance that with the real need to take breaks and relax, in ways that are not a waste of time but a part of mental and physical health.

One of the strategies for coping with ADD or ADHD is intentionality – to take a break, relax, goof off, on purpose, because I made a decision to do exactly that – it is intentional.

Time is a huge issue if we have ADD, in many ways.


I meet with the illustrator in the morning.  I hope to be on time.  And the book, Your Life Can be Better, is scheduled to come out in the fall.

I find it helpful to think about how long that mountain has been here, and how much longer it will be.  Gives a little perspective.

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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2 Responses to Time and ADD —– ADD Tip o the day 56

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