Many of us with ADD or ADHD also have dyslexia, but there other kinds of reading problems too.
The big bottle of aloe vera was 6.99, but the small tubes said 50% off. I looked more carefully (unusual for me) and actually it said buy one get one. I calculated price per ounce on my i phone (also unusual; if I can’t do it in my head I rarely bother) . So I got four of the smalls and felt smug. When I checked out, they were – “Buy one, get 50% off on the second”! – not “one free.” And then I kind of remembered kind of reading that. Kind of.
I think I read a lot of things ‘kind of ‘ style.
I’m reading a good book on chaos. Some of it I don’t understand, but I just go on. I think, “I’ll read this again later.” I won’t. When I read, I’m so eager to get on to the next paragraph, and the next chapter, it’s hard to slow down or to re-read in order to understand. I just go on. Plus I’m also eager to get on to the next book of the fourteen I have stacked up, waiting.
If there’s a lot of description, I often skip it – “There were several juniper trees, and many olive trees, loaded with grey green berries not yet quite ripe but only waiting for picking time and the laborers’ gnarled hands and round wicker baskets to yield up their acrid fragrant taste, with their smallish leaves giving off a faint reflection of afternoon sun, a huge orange red orb burning its way through the sky and illuminating the whole grove with an ethereal glow, reminiscent of —–” Argggh! Not for me. What happened next?
I’m also usually involved in reading three book at the same time, in different rooms; sometimes I’ll get a little tired or overloaded of the one I’m in and switch for a while.
Some of this is impatience, some is difficulty making choices, and some may be good strategies.
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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