Change — ADD Tip o the Day 374

If we have ADD or ADHD we need to be open to change, to find strategies to our lives go better.

Change can be hard.  Often we don’t even realize that change is an option.  Therapists talk about patients who want to just feel better, but they don’t want to change anything.

I have seen women who were being emotionally abused who wanted to feel better, but didn’t want to do anything differently.

I have seen women who were being physically abused who wanted tranquilizers so they wouldn’t feel anxious while they were wondering when the next assault would be.

I have seen men who wanted to lose weight but didn’t want to change their eating or activity patterns.

I have seen people who were floundering in their ADD or ADHD symptoms but did not want to try ritalin.

Quotes of the day :

1. If you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results.

2. If what you’re doing isn’t working for you, you might want to consider doing something different.

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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2 Responses to Change — ADD Tip o the Day 374

  1. Homey-
    great example! thank you for the comment.
    best wishes
    doug

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  2. homemakersdaily says:

    That is SO true! I’ve been struggling a lot trying to get my daily blog stuff done. My family has been making suggestions but so far nothing has appealed to me so I kept doing what I was doing. Finally my daughter said, “You’ve got to do it first. Even before you do anything to the house.” I think other family members had suggested that but I guess I wasn’t ready or wasn’t desperate enough. Anyway, I’ve been doing it that way for the last 3 days and it’s made an AMAZING difference. I feel so much better about my life. Why was it so hard to make that change? Why was I so resistant? Why did I think continuing what wasn’t working was going to suddenly work?! It doesn’t work that way.

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