Getting There On Time — ADD Tip o the Day 303

With ADD or ADHD, we often have trouble getting somewhere on time.  If it matters, and it doesn’t always, here’s a set of strategies that might help – you may need to modify it for yourself –

1. write down everything you need to do to get ready to go.  Estimate how long it will take.

2. Estimate how long it will take to get there.

3. Add the two numbers and add 50%.  Then calculate what time you will need to start getting ready.

4. Set an alarm for that time.

5. once the alarm goes off turn off the TV and the computer and start getting ready

6. RULE: Do not allow yourself to do anything else other than to get ready and go.  Don’t say, ” Oh, well, I have time to do this.”  Don’t talk or text or check e mail or whatever else – just get ready and go.


stephanie’s saga about time clik here

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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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8 Responses to Getting There On Time — ADD Tip o the Day 303

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  3. mindsprint says:

    Reblogged this on blameitonmyaddbaby and commented:
    Great tips for the problem I discussed in my last post.


  4. the 50% rule sure helps me. I always assume i can get more done than is humanly possible, so looking at the time helps with that too
    thank you for commenting


  5. Anonymous says:

    Glad to hear my post was helpful! More to come on that saga soon! (the original, again:


  6. mindsprint says:

    Ah, I think adding the times together and then adding 50% is great – that will cancel out the underestimations I always seem to make when planning my trip. I will definitely try that the next time I have to be somewhere.


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