Too much is never enough — ADD Tip o the day 96

I quickly got into the  habit of buying for breakfast two croissant and one pain raisin, which is kind of like a cinnamon roll but more so.  This was obviously too much; I was leaving the table feeling overstuffed and uncomfortable.  But the croissant are so good that you can’t just stop at one, and the pain rasin are so good you can’t just walk off and leave them without buying one.  And if you have them, you can’t not eat them, at least I can’t.

But yesterday, I came home with only the two croissant, not the pain rasin.  How did I manage this?  By focusing my mind on how wonderful the croissant were going to be, and thus distracting myself from the pain raisin.

So, appreciate what you have and don’t be focusing on what you don’t have.

Of course, I made up for it later in the day.  Will need to work on that too

doug   

This is coping with my food addiction as much as with the ADD or ADHD, but the ADD makes it harder.  Certainly the impulsiveness is an issue.  Well, I have to waddle on off now.                                         

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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. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (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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