coordinated, not — ADD Tip o the day 87

Last night I reached for the wine glass, and instead of grasping it, I knocked it over.  Red wine on the white tablecloth, tho I guess it didn’t matter too much since I’d already spilled a lot of pizza sauce on it.  Trust me, I hadn’t had too much to drink; it’s not really ADD but it’s closely related.  Many of us coping with ADD or ADHD also have to cope with incoordination and with learning disabilities too.

What is the strategy?  Well, it’s not trying harder to be more careful; I’ve been told to be more careful all my life. Frankly, I don’t have one.  I am careful about not putting things close to edges where I can knock them off.  I guess that’s a strategy but it’s not much of one.  Maybe just to accept the fact that I lack coordination; at least it’s not a moral flaw.

 doug                                                                                                                      if you have a strategy for incoordination I would love to hear it.

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 coordinated, not — ADD Tip o the day 87

  1. Mieke says:

    I was diagnosed early last year, and I’ve found that we have to make a habit of taking a step back, thinking about our next action and concentrating on doing it right. It tought my body better co-ordination, and now I’m not as clumsy anymore. Good Luck!


    • thanks for the comment.
      the idea of picking one thing to work on, whether its blurting out, or losing my keys, or knocking things over, is a good strategy. tho we have trouble focusing, we can fous on that one thing and then develop new habits- like paying attention to our movements, not being so abrupt- this would also fall into the habit of awareness.
      thank you fo rthe good information!


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