Have A Fantastic Day — ADD Tip o the Day 359

Those of us with ADD or ADHD easily fall into a down mood.  I have a new mantra to help combat that tendency –

At night : “Tomorrow is going to be a fantastic day, with many interesting surprises and full of beauty.”   Repeat in the morning, ” Today will be —–“

Doesn’t that sound corny, all touchy feely and new agey?  It does to me.

But it works.  With my ADD, I don’t notice things, or if I notice them, they don’t really register (do you know what I mean?).  The mantra seems to alert me; I am on the lookout for the surprises and the beauty, and I recognize and register them when they occur.  And then it’s harder to get into or to stay in a down mood.

The robin in the tree top in mid-winter.  The invitation to lunch.  Getting paid an old debt that I had written off.  The President’s news conference.  A pleasant and helpful person on the phone at the insurance company -speak of surprises!

I hope this post was a pleasant surprise for you.


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Enjoy life!

bonus post  clik

extra bonus: steve on ADD and spirituality  clik

I am very appreciative of your comments here on the blog and of the reviews at amazon – more pleasant surprises!  Thank you!

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 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. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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6 Responses to Have A Fantastic Day — ADD Tip o the Day 359

  1. rwkrecklow says:

    Doug, just wanted to say how much I appreciate your book. I intend to read a couple chapters each day, but you know how that goes for me. When I do get back to it, it’s amazing to me that what I’m reading in your book at that point is exactly what I need to hear, based on where I’m at right then. Can’t help but believe that I relate to so much of what you have written. I’ve always wanted to play the guitar, and have never done it well, so haven’t touched it for a long time. I always wanted to learn Spanish, even took it in High School, have books at home, gave up trying. Always wanted to learn how to use a slide rule, but never could “work it” and gave that up, too. When I read your book, I feel like I’m reading about my own life. Thank you again for being able to complete the book and make it available to us. I am very grateful.


    • rw
      we with ADD are very similar but also different. i hope you will pick up the guitar again, suggest think of small steps. the spanish is very hard without chances to practice it. thank God we dont need the slide rule anymore.
      i am grateful for your comments
      best wishes


  2. Scott Marckx says:

    Thank you Doug!
    What a great post! I just heard of a similar method that is a rule to come up with 3 new things to be thankful for each day and write them down. That way you are always looking for those good things and you start to see them all over! Your post is one of those things to be thankful for.

    Thank you!


  3. thank you very much.
    i appreciate that and your comments
    best wishes


  4. rwkrecklow says:

    Good idea here Doug. You have the most practical tips. Thanks.
    I wrote a review on Amazon of your book, and put in a link to this blog.


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