pressure — ADD tip o the day 76

I was feeling a lot of pressure to get the book finished by the end of April.  Two separate very wise women pointed out that this pressure was self imposed.  There really is no pressure.  There is no real deadline.  If i get it to the publisher in June it will come out in the fall.  And the commitment to get it published in 2011 is also self imposed.  2012 would be OK.

It is nice to feel the relief from the pressure.  But I wonder if the self imposed deadline was a way to get myself to stick with it, not get distracted and go off in some other direction?  Like a strategy.  Coping with ADD is a complicated business.


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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