Scott, one of us ADD or ADHD people, made a very nice comment on the Frazzled post and gave me permission to use it here (slightly edited for length):
“– the idea of making an aspiration in the morning and checking in at night. The aspirations suggested were more spiritual in nature. I turned it into making an aspiration in the evening right after prayers and meditation. I decided to make it easy and practical so I would have an easy success and to write it in my journal. Each night after meditation I write about the previous day’s aspiration and how it worked out and then pick one for the following day. I noticed that picking very easy aspirations was good. I felt like I was succeeding and that built up and helped the rest of the day. I also noticed that even the aspirations I “failed” at seemed to pop up a few days later as a success. They seemed to enter my subconscious and happen on their own and in their own time. So now I try to pick some little thing that might turn the day in a good direction: get up by 8:00, or exercise for at least 15 minutes, or try to remember to be present a few times during the day, or don’t turn on the computer tomorrow. I try to pick something I can succeed at and that will move the day in the direction I hope will help. I still “fail” at them, but even when that happens, it gives me a clue that maybe I’m having trouble with sleep or exercise or whatever and I am that much more conscious. This helps me see where I actually am so I can then choose what direction to move in from here.”
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
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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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