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.
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.