ADD ADHD and Schedule — ADD Tip o the Day 513

Lots of choices

We have good  friends visiting from New York , and there’s a lot of options of neat things to do. They don’t want to make the beautiful drive up to Truchas, via the Sanctuario with its holy healing dirt and the Rancho with its great frozen margaritas; they’ve done that before. They  want to see a couple of the museums again, and  to make a hike.

I need a schedule

All of this is fine, and I’m looking forward to it, but I need a schedule.  My wife says we’ll wake up tomorrow and decide what to do, but I need a schedule. It’s not exactly anxiety, not exactly, but I just get lost and disorganized if I don’t know which day we’re going to do which museum and which day we’re going to take the hike.

Structure and ADD ADHD

In other words, I need a schedule.  A schedule, of course, is part of structure. Without structure, I feel confused, disorganized, and floating around lost in space and time.


bonus link on schedule:

homey’s day


Do you recall that every time we make a choice we use up some of our willpower and emotional energy?                              

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On a hike


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 ADD ADHD and Schedule — ADD Tip o the Day 513

  1. homey – boy, me too. to clarify – without a schedule I’m lost, and also, as you say, with the schedule i don’t have to keep making choices and decisions.


  2. homemakersdaily says:

    Yes! Every time we make a choice we use up some of our willpower and emotional energy! That’s why we need routines and/or schedules. I know I sure do. Winging it is a recipe for disaster for me.

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