“Just Try Harder” — ADD tip o the Day 297

If you have ADD or ADHD, didn’t you hear this growing up? Repeatedly?  “You just need to try harder.”  Did you learn the habit of saying this to yourself?

There used to be a flyer for ADD or ADHD with a picture of a kid’s school paper, and the teacher had written in red , “Johnny isn’t trying”.   So it’s a well known phenomenon.

Just try harder.  Makes sense.  It’s just that it doesn’t work.  It’s about the worst strategy we can come up with.  Makes us feel terrible and that makes everything worse.

So we don’t need to try harder, we need to try smarter, Yes, my friends, that means strategies.  That’s what the book and the blog are all about, strategies.


(this is like Tip 192, but needed repeating)

good post on stigma clik here

great interiew with pulitzerprize ahdher clikadd, adhd, ocd, coping with add,coping with adhd,adult add,adult adhd, living with add,living with adhd

topics  coming up:

diagnosis, organizing, the principle, weight, the gas hose again (I’m committing to doing them 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 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.
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