Stuck with ADD — ADD Tip o the day 253

With ADD or ADHD we can easily become stuck or paralyzed.  Sometimes I just can’t get started on anything.

I wrote about ‘the one fork strategy’;  just pick one very small thing and do it.

A man responded, ‘My wife would not be happy at all if I just washed one fork.’

I don’t know his wife, but I bet he’s right.  If he can do more than one fork, then go for it! Great!  But if he’s stuck and not doing anything at all, I recommend he wash one fork.  It won’t make his wife happy, but it will break the log jam and he will be moving again, and hopefully eventually he will make her happy.

 (I’m sure she deserves it, if she’s living with someone with ADD or ADHD).


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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4 Responses to Stuck with ADD — ADD Tip o the day 253

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  3. erasputin says:

    Another good post, thank you Dr. Doug! In an interesting note I think I’ve found a historical ADHD sufferer: Madame De Montespan (later the Maquisse De Montespan) chief Mistress of Louis XIV. I’ve been reading up on her for my work recently and so many of the things they say about her life make me think she probably had some kind of ADHD: just in one chapter I read about frustration, impulsiveness, blurting, and an inability to sit and do just one thing. She also seemed to hyperfocus a lot (gambling being the most self destructive of them) and even people at the time (and the lady herself) commented that these facets of her personality were totally out of her control.

    Just an interesting note. Hope things are good in your part of the world. London is just seeing the sun for the first time in ten days of torrential rain.



    • thank you for commenting, hope you will continue
      that is an interesting note, i think there is a lot of historical interesting adders -edison, da vinci, et al.
      the point being that add makes life harder but does not eliminate the possibility of a successful life!
      congratulations on the sun.


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