Distraction — ADD Tip o the day 135

My wife and I had a running disagreement about my colleges grades, she thought I was putting myself down and saying they were worse than they were.  So I ordered my transcript.  I didn’t know that I had ADD when I was in college and I had no strategies for coping with it.  The grades were about as bad as I remembered.

Along with the transcript came instructions for computing grade point average, which they didn’t provide, and I was ready to do that. Then I paused -“why?”  What would the benefit be?  It wasn’t like I had nothing else to do and needed to fill in some empty time.  It was pretty easy to estimate just by looking at the grades – probably around a C.  Identified this as a distraction.  Skipped the distraction.  Good.

doug

at santa fe museum

college was pretty miserable – if only I had had strategies and known how to study.

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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