Overwhelmed again, part 3 —ADD tip o the day 193

I just realized (pretty late in the game, huh?), that there is more than one form of overwhelmed. 

1. the typical, “Oh my gosh, I have so much to do and I can’t even decide where to start and this is a catastrophe!”   That’s what I’ve written and blogged about.  There of course are strategies for this.

2. The demoralized overwhelmed – “It’s just too much, and  too hard and even if I did something it wouldn’t turn out right anyway and everything I touch turns to crap and I can barely manage to get myself out of bed, let alone get started on doing anything, and so it’s all piled up and so -it’s just too much, and too hard and —etc. I have written and blogged about this too, under “demoralized”, not realizing that this is another form of “overwhelmed.   And there are strategies.

But yesterday, I saw myself caught in the third form of overwhelmed, which I hadn’t recognized, before – overload and perhaps frantic.  I’ll go into that one next blog; if I tried to do it today it would be too much.  And the extra time will give me a chance to think more about strategies – at the moment the only strategy I can think of is to hold up my hands, spin in circles  and scream “Stop!!!!!!” 

doug

the web site is up now: ADDadultstrategies.com

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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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