Expectations — ADD Tip o the day 108

I have a lot of things I think I will get done today. I will not.  Writing them all down is a good idea; then I need to make a shorter list, five or less.  Then I need to pick one and do it.  When that one is done, the day has been a success.  Then I can pick another one if there’s still time.  In coping with ADD or ADHD, excess expectations set us up for failure and demoralization, which leads to more failure.

doug                          

thanks deb.

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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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2 Responses to Expectations — ADD Tip o the day 108

  1. Jenn says:

    This is me…every day. I often get stuck on the list part of the equation and go take a nap. (sigh)

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    • good comment
      suggestions: is the list too long? make a short list , no more than 5 things
      but first-can you break a task into smaller parts? do first before you make your list of 5 and then you can start with one.
      long to do lists and big tasks induce sleep

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