ADD and crisis —ADD Tip o the day 171

We were having a steak lunch at a Kairos weekend and the guy to my left lifted both hands up in the air.  Strange.  Then he put his hands around his neck.  The guy to his left asked if he was OK and he shook his head NO.  I finally realized what was going on but by that time the other guy had started the Heimlich manuever.   But it wasn’t working, he had his arms up around the chokers chest.  I told him to lower his hands and he did and the big piece of steak came out.  So I was slow to catch on, but was calm and helpful when I did.

There are other gifts associated with ADD or ADHD; more later. or check out Pete Quily’s web site in the blog list to the right.

One of the gifts of ADD or ADHD is that we tend to be really good in a crisis.  Why is that?  Think about it-by definition, a crisis is novel, interesting, has a heavy immediate deadline, and challenging.  These are the things that turn on our attention center and we can focus, or hyper focus.  It’s a good thing I was there.

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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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