My sister, who does not have ADD or ADHD, recommended the Power of Pause, by Terry Hershey. She said I would put it on my blog. Here it is. It is good. How much is the being driven, hard to relax, no spare time, a part of ADD? Or is it just me?
1.I have so much to do and so little time.
2. it takes me longer to get things done- due to distractions, errors, inefficiencies, side tracks.
3. I have to accomplish a lot to prove (to you and to myself) that I’m not inadequate.
4. I’m interested in so many things and there are so many projects I ‘d like to do and it’s hard to choose and hard to say ‘No’ to any of them.
5. things I want to do, like my practice, have complications tied onto them, like new codes and regulations and dealing with medicare and insurance companies (all jobs have a certain irreducible level of crap.)
6. what else??
So I am still doing the sitting, which is like the Pause in the book, but tiny, but as Terry points out, we can turn anything, even relaxing, into another chore or a “to do”. Bit of a paradox.
What about you? Please comment.
bonus Quote, from The Quiet Mind (The Blue Book):
“We would remind you very tenderly that you pay too much attention to earthly values. We do not mean that you should neglect your earthly duties, but we suggest that you should get a clearer understanding of the relative values of spiritual and earthly things; for so much that you consider necessary and important to you is not important.”
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.
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.
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