With ADD or ADHD, are we short on both willpower and patience? Aren’t they related somehow?
I was looking for some information on a website and was forced to sit thru the first part of a video to be able to get to the part I wanted. I was mumbling and grumbling.
My wife said, “Doug, be patient.”
I said, or growled,” I do not have any patience.”
“Well, you need to get some.”
“I don’t have any and I don’t know how to get any.”
“You’ve blogged about how to get some.”
“No, because I don’t know how to get some. I’ve blogged about how to cope with not having any.”
I’m leaving out the tone of voice here, or maybe you would think I was getting irritated, or that we both were.
“Well, you’ve blogged about not getting irritated!”
“No! I’ve blogged about how to handle being irritated!” he said, irritatedly.
And realized that I needed to put that into practice, right then. Sometimes we forget to use our tools (strategies).
coping with irritation clik
even more on irritability and patience clik
The new ADD book, Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD; 365 Tips o the Day is selling slowly, but it’s selling. I hope people are finding it useful. Only two reviews so far, both positive (so far). Would appreciate any more.Have not had time to work on marketing yet.
the new book clik
good information from Bonnie Mincu, procrastination etc – don’t wait! clik