Request for ideas — ADD Tip o the day 181

If we have ADD or ADHD we need strategies.

There are a lot of good strategies that will make our life better.

They are not hard to use.

But if we have ADD or ADHD it can be hard to remember to use them.

So we need strategies to help us remember to use our strategies!

I only have three:

1. put up a reminder, in a place where you can’t miss it. 

2. get your friend to gently and tactfully monitor you.

3.  just keep on it, until it finally becomes a habit and you don’t have to remember it anymore.

So can you please share your strategy for remembering to use your strategies??  Please put your tip in the comments.

thanks for your help   


just sent 14 corrections to publisher in hard copy proof.

they say book will be out in a month!

don’t know when it will be available on amazon tho.

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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3 Responses to Request for ideas — ADD Tip o the day 181

  1. great response, thanks marc.
    these are some new ideas. i will use them in a blog soon.


  2. Marc Perry says:

    ….and a few strategies I use are:
    1) send myself emails at home and office that include positive affirmations, to take time for meditation and prayer. “oh great spirit, inspire and protect me with your ever-present love and compassion.”.

    2) I leave notes on my computer monitor to take time to breathe deeply, to unplug from thoughts that do not serve my highest good;

    3) I’m doing far better in calling or writing friends whom I trust (and inviting them to call me) to share ‘phone time’ for quality, sane, affirming, strengthening, honoring and utilizing the amazing human beings in my life;

    4) I’ve been known to leave myself voicemails with reminders to feel and express gratitude;

    5) I journal, attempting to build into my days ways of mapping my progress.

    Congrats on the book, Doug! Beautiful job ~


  3. Marc Perry says:

    This post reminds me of the fact that I need and benefit from reminders to self-monitor, ie: strategies to do so help!

    This post also reminds me of the fact that I seem to operate at a faster pace than others do in my thinking/feeling processes. Therefore, I often experience a lot of ‘background noise’ in my cognitive processing (like a radio station with too much static). Fine tuning helps –and may be essential for me to function in the world. “Reminder strategies” have become essential. Marc


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