Inattentive — ADD Tip o the day 167

I just did a blog on how I don’t really read what I’m reading, but just kind of skim thru and maybe don’t read the last bit at all.  I do not recommend this!   Now I noticed that I just did the same thing on a phone call. 

This was a somewhat important message left on the home phone.  My wife played it for me and I “listened” to it.  She quickly erased it.  Whoops!  I got the general idea, but there were some specific details that I missed, and I couldn’t replay it.  (This might be related to our creativity, when we see the forest and without rigid boundaries, where people lacking ADD or ADHD might be focused in on the trees and less able to think outside the box, or the forest, as it were.)

So I need to be aware of this tendency and either try to pay more attention to the message, or probably better (since paying more attention is not something I am good at), make sure the message doesn’t get erased before I have a chance to listen to it again.


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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (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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