Memory aids — ADD TIp o the day 242

With ADD or ADHD our problem is focus and not really memory, so it’s paradoxical that we need memory aids, but we do.  Otherwise, we don’t remember, and then——

I wear a black elastic on my wrist to remind me of spiritual matters.  It works, but not very well; i’ve worn it for years and tend to not notice it.

I have the little blue book in my office with short spiritual blurbs that i want to stay connected with, so i use an “anchor” – everytime (almost) i go in or out of the office, i read a blurb. That works well. (see tips 73 on anchors and 52 on the blue book) Going in or out is the anchor.

This winter i’ve been forgetting to turn off the electric heater in the bathroom, so i made a rule.  Whenever i turn it on i place the kleenex box in the door where i can’t not notice it as i leave.  Works great!

We each need to identify the areas that causes us problems and then the strategies that work for us.  (That’s the whole idea in a nutshell!)        


I’m   trying to learn to link

here’s a good one             click here        

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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