ADD and journaling — ADD Tip o the day 189

Journaling has a lot of benefits for anyone.  Probably the important ones for those of us with ADD or ADHD are that it is stress relieving and it also enhances awareness.  It helps us to get things that are bugging us down on paper so we can see them more clearly and can give us a little distance from them and a better perspective.

I also find it useful when I journal to read an old entry from a few years ago to remind me of what was going on then.  That often reminds me that things that seem very large at the moment can turn out to have been small or even trivial in retrospect, and that things tend to work out.  This too shall pass.  Also I can be reminded of a helpful insight that I had discovered back then and then forgot or a coping strategy that was helping and then I forgot to keep using it.


still waiting for the uspostal service to deliver the 70 books that i ordered.  then i can mail some out.

also about to have the e book edition available.

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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