How to change — ADD Tip o the day 252

Change is hard for anyone, not just for people with ADD or ADHD.  First, we have to make up our mind to change; the payoff has to be worth the effort to us (usually someone else wanting us to change is not enough).

I try to set reachable goals, expect lapses but just stick with it, keep score like with gold stars. So it’s identify a problem, commit to change, make a strategy,  make a rule.  If I stick with it long enough, it becomes a new habit.

To change an old habit is hard; the first strategy is spotting.  Just notice every time you do it.  That’s the first step.

clik here  for  jen’s blog on change


all journeys start with a  single step, they say.

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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, 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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