alone part 2 — ADD Tip o the day 236

People with ADD or ADHD tend to do better if someone else is around.

My wife is back home and I’m glad, but I didn’t unravel or fall apart this time.  OK, she wasn’t gone that long, but she was gone longer than the three days that I enjoy.  The strategy was to make a schedule on the back of an envelope, and put one or two tasks that I hoped to do for each day.  And mostly I did get those accomplished.  So I was organized instead of just floundering around.  I didn’t drink too much, eat too much, or watch TV and I only played two games of free cell the whole time she was gone.  This was better, but I am glad she’s back.  


the book has sold about 100 copies now.  that’s a start.

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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2 Responses to alone part 2 — ADD Tip o the day 236

  1. themacroscope says:

    I used to bribe a friend of mine all the time with free food or booze so she would come over to my house and do her homework, watch TV, listen to music — do whatever it is she was planning on doing anyway — while I wrote papers and stuff like that. I had a debate in French class that I was preparing for one time and I practiced on her and she just nodded and smiled and ignored me, but if she hadn’t been there I probably wouldn’t have practiced at all (or perhaps really quick right before bed). Someone else being around makes me accountable for my actions — so I don’t do crazy stuff like pace around my house for hours or slowly chip off the stucco on my ceiling!!

    Long story short, I can sympathize. Sounds like you’ve got quite a strategy to handle your alone time! Mine always ends up in impulsivity and/or disaster.


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