Sticking with it— ADD Tip o the Day 364

I wrote about sitting, and how,  like we with ADD or ADHD do, I started out with great enthusiasm, set unrealistically high goals, and then petered out.  But I picked it up again, with a more realistic goal, and I just finished sitting – outdoors.  We are in a warm snap and it’s beautiful.

So my wife read that blog, and then asked me about the book.  I get really nice reviews and comments, which I love.  They make me feel good about the work I put into the book, with the goal of helping people with ADD or ADHD and maybe those involved with us..

But my wife asked, “Is it really helping?”  Maybe people with ADD or ADHD get it and start off with great enthusiasm.  Maybe they pick up a strategy or two, and try them a little bit, and then when they slip up, or run into trouble and  they just let go of it.  Or maybe, like we humans do, they find something that really works and then they quit doing it and just slip back into old patterns.  Or maybe they start reading with enthusiasm and then get distracted by some other book or project and don’t read anymore.

Of course, I hope not – but that’s ADD or ADHD, that’s the way we are, and that’s what we do.  So I’m asking here – What was your experience with the book?

And if it was as above, I’m asking if you will pick up the book, or the strategy, again, and go forward.  I made the chapters short so that it would be easy to read one or two, and put the book down and try a strategy, and then pick it up again later – I hope.

Please leave a comment.

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Hope springs eternal.

Thanks

doug

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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. 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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7 Responses to Sticking with it— ADD Tip o the Day 364

  1. homemakersdaily says:

    I loved the first half. It was really, really practical. I’m struggling a bit with the second half. It’s not as practical or something. I’m not sure what. It’s probably not you – it’s most likely me. I think it might be because the first half covered time management and that’s the area I struggle most with. By the time I got to the second half, there wasn’t much more about that. I’ve been dealing with this for a long time and I’ve learned a lot of strategies already.

    That being said, I think that every time I read a book about ADD, I pick up something new. Sometimes it’s something I change. Sometimes it’s confirmation that I’m on the right track. Sometimes it’s nice just finding out other people struggle with this, too. You described some strategies in the beginning of the book that were things I had been doing. I hadn’t realized those were strategies until you talked about them being the result of ADD. That made me feel good about myself.

    I will finish the book. I’m just really busy these days and not finding much time to read anything. Your book is the most practical book on ADD I’ve ever read. I think I mentioned before that I wished you posted daily on your blog because you have so much good stuff to say.

    So keep it up. I’m still learning and even if my life doesn’t change radically because of your book or your blog, you are making a difference.

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    • homey
      maybe the second half isn’t as good, or maybe it doesn’t address your stuff as well? there is no requirement that you finish the book, tho i would be happy if you do. maybe just do a chapter at a time, no rush? or maybe skim and see if anything looks good to you? i do hope something in there will be useful to you.
      as always, thank you for commenting.
      best wishes
      doug

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      • homemakersdaily says:

        I was reading some more last night and I was wrong. The second half is just as good – I guess I just got distracted.

        Plus, I’m so stressed right now that I’ve been wanting to read “fluff” instead of stuff that makes my life better. Do you know what I mean?

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        • homey
          well thanks, i glad you liked the second part too. sure i understand the fluff, somedays i want to just sit and watch reruns of gilligans island usually can get past it tho, have to find something very easy to do and that gets me moving.
          thanks again for commenting..
          best wishes
          doug

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  2. rwkrecklow says:

    I’m still enjoying your book, and using some of your strategies that I hadn’t thought of. It’s still amazing to me how many of the things you did, were exactly the same things that I did over the years. School, for instance. I remember doing term papers the night before they were due. I really didn’t know how to study very well, so never could put much into the footnotes. One time I went into take a college final, only to discover it was in that same place the day before! I was able to find the professor in his office, and he graciously allowed me to take the exam at his desk. He said, “lock the door when you’re finished, and don’t expect anything better than a C”.

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  3. thank you for the comment. I would love to hear about what was missing for you?
    best wishes
    doug

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  4. Benjamin Kuhlman says:

    The best part of the book was how much I related to you as the author. I read the entire book (kindle ebook) and will reread it as I start new strategies. There were somethings that I would have liked to see in the book, yet they are something I could do myself. Overall your book created a greater awareness for me and that I thank you for.

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