Asking directions — ADD Tip o the day 88

I had to ask for directions several times yesterday.  That is hard for men to do.  First, we are supposed to be on top of everything and show no weakness.  Second, research, which I didn’t understand, shows that some part of our brain, different from women’s, make it hard to ask for directions. Weird.

Third, I have ADD, and the directions don’t help much. “go that way about 3oo yards and turn left on serrano, two blocks, then right for about a half mile, then left at the green sign and a hundred yards more on your right.”

I get, ” go that way blah blah blah blah.”   At least I know to go that way and then I can ask someone else.  I have no sense of direction and it was about noon yesterday, so the sun didn’t help.  but we did find the church we were looking for because I can read maps.  It is the original model for Palmer church in Houston, so when we got there it seemed very familiar.  Then we had to find our way back.


if you have any strategies for coping with the incoordination that can go with ADD or ADHD I would be delighted to hear them.

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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