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.