Overwhelmed!! Living with ADD or ADHD – ADD Tip o the Day 477

I’m pretty good at seeing other people’s ADD ADHD problems and offering good advice; it’s very hard for us to see ourselves.

Finally got the message

I finally read the signals:

1. Rerun of old dream about college – haven’t been to class or studying, test coming, too much material to learn.

2. Face started hurting (trigeminal neuralgia), usually triggered by stress.

3. letter from Homey describing feeling overwhelmed.

4. Notice that I’m having feelings of pressure, anxiety, stress, overwhelmed – – – but I’m retired!!!   But retired is  part of the problem.

Structure and Organization

These were lost when I retired.  Right now I’m trying a One and One strategy,  explained in last post.  Just now see I posted these two out of order – could I maybe have ADD or something?

The Message

I’m trying to do too much!  Duh!!!

Trying to write new book, market previous books and force sales higher, learn three new songs and fretboard and scales on guitar, study spanish, keep up with the stock market, three blogs a week and three websites,  lots and lots of sites to follow on the net, daily exercise.

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Boy, am I creative!

Strategies: need to organize, make structure, set priorities,  focus on one thing at a time, keep to do lists short, simplify, label distractions.

Easy to say!

One and One is the strategy I’m trying.


I’ve felt overwhelmed before

bonus links:

orlov on wanting to do vs doing

from Homey – a planner

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 Overwhelmed!! Living with ADD or ADHD – ADD Tip o the Day 477

  1. Pingback: Frazzled and My ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 701 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. homemakersdaily says:

    Trying to do too much. We’re birds of a feather, Doug.

    Liked by 1 person

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