“have to” part 2 — ADD Tip o the day 226

this is from lucy who is very brite but technologically challenged, and e mailed me a great comment:


re: rethinking “have to”
what often works best for me is:”You will feel so much better when
you get this done!” Sometimes, I have to cut back to”You will feel so
much better once you get started”. On the less difficult challenges, I
have used “You will get (specific) reward for doing this”; however, I usually can’t think of any reward that is worth the effort!

She got it!! and has good strategies.  next blog is about need to and want to – could be the battle of the century.   

doug

thanks to all of you for your comments.add, adhd, coping with add, coping with adhd, living with add, living with addadd, adhd, coping with add, coping with adhd, living with add, living with add

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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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One Response to “have to” part 2 — ADD Tip o the day 226

  1. Pingback: Four Great ADHD Tips, Number Three — ADHD Tip O the Day 707 | ADDadultstrategies

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