Puryear’s Principles —- ADD Tip o the day 379

This is just human nature, but these issues are more critical if we have ADD or ADHD:

1. we will struggle and struggle with a problem; once we find a solution, we will stop doing it (AA, antidepressants, regular exercise, putting keys only on the front table, getting in bed by 11, getting up by 7, etc)

2. when we are under heavy stress, we will stop doing the things that help us handle stress (exercise, yoga, mediation, getting outdoors, etc.)

3. when a man is under time pressure, the first thing he will cut out is his family.

4. when what we’re doing isn’t working, we will try doing it even more.


ps on tip 377 -there is only one good strategy if you are in a physically abusive relationship; get the hell out!

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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. 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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3 Responses to Puryear’s Principles —- ADD Tip o the day 379

  1. Pingback: Resume, Recoup, Retry with ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 697 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. patty – yes, i specifically meant men. women tend to put family first. thank you for commenting.
    best wishes


  3. Oh, my gosh! These things are SO true!!! I am terrible about finding a solution and then not doing it. And when I’m stressed, stopping the things that help the most. And when something isn’t working, do it more!!! I don’t usually neglect my family when I’m under time pressure but I’m not a man. I’m assuming you literally meant men. At any rate, this is an awesome article today. I didn’t realize how stupid it was for me to do these things until saw them in print. I copied the list into a word document and I’m going to print it and put it in my planner and on the wall in front of my desk. Thanks. I needed this today.


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