Creative plans — ADD Tip o the Day 356

It is said that most of us with ADD or ADHD are blessed with creativity.  Like many things, that can be a double edged sword, a blessing or a curse.

Yesterday, someone gave me a great slogan:

“One mediocre plan is better than ten awesome plans.”



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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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3 Responses to Creative plans — ADD Tip o the Day 356

  1. lisa
    you are way ahead, you have identified the problems with the to-do lists, and can make strategies to deal with those, as you said, limit it. for example, perhaps rules:1. you can only write 5 things down and then need to stop.and 2. you cannot revise the list til one of the things is done.
    thanks you for commenting
    best wishes


  2. lisa
    the key is that you have identified the problems with the lists, so you can make strategies to deal with those. as you said, limit. maybe make the rules -1. you can only write down five things and then make yourself stop, and 2. you are not allowed to to revise it til one of them is done?
    thank you for commenting


  3. Lisa says:

    Ah, planning…it can be friend or foe. Saturday I posted something on Facebook about having so many things to do that I didn’t know where to start. One (obviously non-ADD) friend suggested I make a to-do list. I explained that yes, taking a FEW minutes to make a list is a great idea…but if I don’t limit the amount of time I spend on making a list, I may spend two hours writing the list, prioritizing the items, rewriting the list (because now the items aren’t in the correct order, and we can’t have that!)…it can easily get out of hand. I did make sure I made a list before hitting WalMart…that place is dangerous otherwise!


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