Women and ADD ADHD part 2 — ADD Tip o the Day 509

Follow up from homey (slightly edited):

“If it’s bothering you enough to want to change it” is a big one. I have a family member who doesn’t write anything down and she frequently gets herself in BIG trouble. We both came to the conclusion that those situations just didn’t bother her enough to change how she does things.  I, on the other hand, couldn’t live that way and took steps to prevent those kinds of things.

I have a planner, a phone and a purse I take with me pretty much everywhere. I don’t have to think about it – I just always grab those 3 things. I need them.  They make my life work better. When I’m home, I have my cell phone in one of a couple of locations. I have my purse either hanging on the hook by the front door or sitting on my desk chair. I have my planner wherever I am – usually on the kitchen table, my desk or the table next to the couch.  I always know where they are. Some women combine their wallet and their planner. Then they can skip the purse if they want to.

You could have a central location in your house where you kept all your “stuff”. Then when you needed it, you went to that location.

 From Colleen: 

Does your friend carry a purse? I find that using a smart phone doesn’t work for me because you have to get it out, turn it on, get to the app where your 3 to-dos are without getting side tracked. Too much business. Cards are easier. I have a larger calendar than you recommend (at-a-glance), and I carry it in my purse. I have my cards paper clipped to the cover.

More from Homey

I don’t know how I keep from losing my planner. In 20+ years of use, I never have lost it. I consider it extremely important so I probably am diligent about watching over it. It’s usually near me – in my purse, in my hand, open on my desk or open on my kitchen counter. It’s one of the things I grab when I’m leaving the house – keys, purse, phone and planner.

Women’s symptoms of ADD ADHD get worse after puberty.

I didn’t know this.  What do you think?  from jeg

ADHD in girls

ADD test for women    from jeg

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from bryan clik  sex and the ADD woman


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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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2 Responses to Women and ADD ADHD part 2 — ADD Tip o the Day 509

  1. homemakersdaily says:

    Mine got worse after I had kids and then again during menopause (which is now).

    My 4-year old granddaughter fell backwards off the top of the couch last night and konked her head on the floor. While I was holding her, she was asking me if I had ever done that. I assured her I had. Then I started telling her about some dumb stuff I did when I was a kid. I hadn’t really realized these incidents were ADHD related but I’m sure they were. I think I was a bit of a day dreamer and a hyper focuser. Once I was running out of the house and forgot the camper was parked in the driveway. I ran right into it. Ouch. Another time we were camping and I was getting out of the camper. I forgot it wasn’t level with the ground and stepped out – and promptly fell on the ground. It was about five steps off the ground. Ouch. I did crazy stuff like that all the time. I just thought I was clumsy but I wasn’t paying attention!!!

    Sorry. That story wasn’t really relevant – I was just remembering it today.

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