Staying Ahead of the Game —- ADD Tip o the Day 305

With ADD or ADHD we can procrastinate, let things pile up, get behind, and set up a vicious feedback loop as we get demoralized and find it even harder to do anything.  And we never know what’s going to pop up unexpectedly.  So I try to stay ahead.  (Sometimes tho, I’m not sure whether this is a strategy or a symptom?)

I try to do 3 posts here a week, so I try to have some done ahead of time, and not get in a crunch.  (today is Tuesday, this is Thursday’s post)

I try to answer comments as soon as I get them (and I do appreciate them)

Stephanie has come up with a plan to set out her clothes and stuff the night before.  I do that with my breakfast; it seems welcoming in the morning – a ‘reward’.

I now clean up the dog poop every morning instead of occasionally or even every other day – much easier job, and I feel like I’ve already accomplished something today.

I packed yesterday for my trip today.

In general, when something comes up, I try to do it NOW, instead of adding it to the list for LATER (unless I’m doing something else and it’s a distraction).

doug  add,adhd,adult add, adult adhd,deficit, attention,living with add,living with adhd

see Stephanie’s wonderful unfolding story clik here

(a model of coping 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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