With ADD or ADHD, you’ll know about procrastination, one of our main symptoms. But I think this is about a problem with time, not procrastination. I wasn’t putting off getting my wife’s Christmas present, it’s just that Christmas seemed so far off. So when I realized today that it’s not really so far off, and started shopping for the present, everybody was sold out. But I don’t think December 17 is so bad; it’s not like I waited until Christmas eve (again).
I have the big three month at a glance calendar on the wall to cope with this kind of time problem – “Oh, I have plenty of time; that’s not ’til late December, way off.”- but having it isn’t enough by itself, I need to develop the habit of looking at it frequently, like I do my appointment book.
If you have ADD or ADHD, a good strategy is to pick a partner/mate that has lots of patience, tolerance, understanding and a good sense of humor. I have been very blessed. (Although even the “lots of” can become a little strained at times.) (more on relationships later)
I had a good picture to insert here, but I think wordpress has changed things again???? maybe next time?? if I can figure it out??
bonus link: Leslie on relationships, (see above; more to come on this) clik
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
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Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book).
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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.
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