State of mind ——-ADD Tip o the day 59

It is good to be aware of our state of mind – we can be frustrated, overwhelmed, rushed, frantic, mopey, tired, etc.   That would be one part of the practice of awareness, which is good for everyone, but especially if we are coping with ADD or ADHD.   And some states of mind can be like red flags, alerting us that we are in a vulnerable state and liable to get into trouble.

Recently  I was on the net, trying to get tickets to a show in France.  I don‘t speak or read French.  The show was sold out at most of the theaters, so I got very excited (state of mind) and pleased with myself (S.O.M.)  when I found a theater where it was still available.  I also was rushed, almost frantic (S.s O. M.) to get my tickets ordered before this theater ran out too. 

I couldn’t see how to order more than one ticket at a time, although it occurred to me that there should be a way.  So I ordered single tickets twice.  Thought I had pulled one off.   That wound up causing me a lot of trouble.

There was a button near the bottom of the page but I couldn’t read the caption so I didn’t know what it was for.  I was kind of ignoring it (S. O. M.).

Obviously it was the order more than one ticket button.

Had I been aware of my state (s) of mind, I would have slowed down, figured it out, and saved myself a lot of time.

I am working on learning to practice awareness.


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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2 Responses to State of mind ——-ADD Tip o the day 59

  1. Hi Doug, I enjoyed your post, especially the part about being in France. How wonderful!


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