Stuck again —– ADD Tip o the day 68

Here’s one of the ways we get stuck:

we feel overwhelmed by a big important task, so we procrastinate.  Just can’t get started.  But we have a lot of other things to do.  But instead of doing them, we are sitting and fretting about the big task that is not getting done.  It doesn’t make sense to us to be working on some trivial thing while the big important thing is just sitting there, leering at us.  So we are not doing anything, which is demoralizing and we spiral down into a dark hole and we are stuck.

The first step of the strategy is to pick any  task, anything, break it down into the smallest possible step and do it.   That breaks the log jam, you are moving again.

more later


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 Stuck again —– ADD Tip o the day 68

  1. Pingback: My ADD ADHD Problem: Stalled, Stuck, and Overwhelmed — ADD Tip o the Day 531 | ADDadultstrategies

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