Patience? With ADD, Not So Much —- Add tip o the Day 434

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).


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just waiting.

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

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, or (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 Patience? With ADD, Not So Much —- Add tip o the Day 434

  1. homey
    yeah, i know. but then i guess it’s good when we can realize.


  2. homemakersdaily says:

    I hate that. I hate when I forget to use my tools and strategies. Just did something like that lately. Once I realized what I was doing and corrected, things were better.


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