Want to — ADD tip o the day 228

“want to” can be a booger when it overwhelms “need to”, but it can also be a great helper.  Recent posts showed the dangers of “have to” and “should” and the advantages of “need to” and “could”.  But even better is to can turn it into “want to”; that’s powerful!

So Lucy gave some ideas: “I want to do it so it won’t be hanging over my head any longer and I can relax.”

 “I want to because I’m going to reward myself with ice cream after it’s done.”

 “I want to because I know how lousy I’ll feel if I don’t, and how great I’ll feel after it’s done.”      

Wouldn’t our life be better if we were always doing things we “wanted” to do?


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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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. 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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2 Responses to Want to — ADD tip o the day 228

  1. Anahi Ortiz says:

    This will come in handy on my exercise days. I want to run on the treadmill today so I can get that boost of energy and take a nap! That is exactly what I do after but it’s always been I have to. tomorrow it will be I want to! Thanks Doug.


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