Not Getting Things Done? – – – ADD Tip o the Day 528

On not getting things done:

My sister does not have ADD ADHD, but she sure comes up with some good tips.       Thanks Lucy.

Here’s her email: 


Am trying a new strategy & wonder if it might

be helpful for add/adhd.  

“it’s too HOT (personalize the reason)

to do anything, so I’ll get started later”  

BUT “if I were going to

do something, where would I start?” 

This strategy sometimes leads to the listing stage.  It’s best

to list just one “where would I start” at this point.

Does it work? …….you’re getting this email aren’t you?

my strategies:

1. Try to figure out the real reason I’m not doing it

2. Take a break

3. Make a to do list of one .

4. Break it into the smallest possible steps

5. Make a new list of one

6. Start using Lucy’s strategy when necessary

Links on this very topic:

homey on not doing to do’s

tom nardone on not finishing

How to not finish – Tip o the Day


So what have I accomplished today?
So what have I accomplished today?

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 Not Getting Things Done? – – – ADD Tip o the Day 528

  1. I think that’s a great strategy and it could definitely work.

    Liked by 1 person

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