vulnerable — ADD Tip o the day 65

A fellow ADDer commented that when we are tired we are more vulnerable.  She meant that we are more vulnerable to the symptoms of ADD or ADHD.  When we are tired we are more likely to blurt out, get distracted, get stuck, or be inefficient. 

I was tired the other night and had a lot to be done.  It was hard to get myself started.  I use my strategies for coping and they worked; I got started.  But it was like I was moving in slow motion.  Everything I tried to do was full of errors and had to be redone, at least once.  It was hardly worth the effort.  But I persevered and got some of it done, so the next day would be easier.  Still , it might have been smarter to just go to bed.

So we need to pay attention to our sleep, our need for breaks, our sense of being overloaded, and our stress level.  Because stress makes us vulnerable just like being tired does.  When we are stressed we can use the ADD coping strategies to reduce the level of stress.


i am in the middle of the 13th draft of the book.  it is amazing how much awful writing and errors can still be there at this point, but it is coming along.  i hope to get some more reviews in, and i need to check on how the illustrator is doing.  I’m eager to see his drawings. 

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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