Anchors — ADD Tip o the day 73

Anchors are reminders to do something that I need to remember to do pretty often.  It could be to check my blood sugar, or to say a special prayer, or to do a special exercise, or to tell my beautiful wife that I love her.

There are many things that can be used as an anchor: hanging up the telephone, getting in or out of the car, taking my shoes off, going to the bathroom, walking into the kitchen, driving on a certain street, for a few examples.  The choice of anchor depends on how often and when you need to do the behavior.

The concept is that we condition our mind so that the needed action is “anchored” to the memory stimulus.   These are very useful to me in coping with my ADD.  A good strategy.

Makes my life better. 


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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3 Responses to Anchors — ADD Tip o the day 73

  1. Pingback: Habits using anchoring, by Jerry Bair — ADHD Tip O the Day 747 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. mikrobass3 says:

    this is a good one. pray without ceasing. thanks!


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