Will power part 3 — ADD Tip o the day 144

Since we know that if we have ADD or ADHD we are impulsive and impatient and not strong on will power, we have to be careful – the example I’m using is in buying a car, but this applies to coping with lots of situations.

there are lots of general tips about buying a car- know what you want and  what you will pay before you go in.  keep your own notes on the haggling and don’t let the salesman touch your paper.  don’t make a decision until tomorrow, no matter what he says.  and many others.

But specifically for this willpower problem- take breaks, walk around outside, don’t sit in the office and feel pressured, or waiting  for him to come back and stewing.  give your will power and decision making power a rest.  and eat a candy bar – low blood sugar weakens your capacity too.

So think about other examples of situations where this applies -taking a test with a lot of questions, shopping without a list -lots of decisions, etc.

even more later.  this aug 21 2011 ny times magazine article To Choose Is To Lose by john tierney is a gem, loaded with information.

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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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