Try harder! —– Tip o the day 114

If we are coping with ADD or ADHD, we have heard that all our life:”You need to try harder!”

We learned to say it to ourself.

Problem is, it doesn’t work.  What we need is to try smarter, which with ADD means strategies.

Rule number 5 of human behavior: if what you’re doing isn’t working, you will try doing more of it.  like when you were crying because they’d spanked you so they spanked you again to make you stop crying.

doug

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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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