My ADD ADHD Problem: Stalled, Stuck, and Overwhelmed — ADD Tip o the Day 531


Since I changed my schedule I haven’t been able to get reorganized yet.                       My to do list is way too long, and I’m blocked and stuck.


I plan to use a favorite strategy, take a used envelope and  write a calendar on the back. Then I’ll put one of those tasks for each day and I will get that done. If I get more than one done, I’ll rewrite the calendar and adjust. That would be nice.

Surprise, surprise!

Once I decided to do this, the block evaporated and I just did the first task without actually making the calendar.

Do you think that my ADD realized what I was going to do and just gave up?



Bonus Question O the Day

Are you an ADDer?  See Oren’s link below. What do you think?

Bonus Links

some controversy from Oren

from Crystal, ADHD parent

stuck, from Doug

iI there something I'm sposed to be doing?
Is there something I’m sposed to be doing?

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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8 Responses to My ADD ADHD Problem: Stalled, Stuck, and Overwhelmed — ADD Tip o the Day 531

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations. This was the “i’m not going to, BUT if I were” principle at work in
    your world. L.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Glad you got unstuck. I hate that stuck feeling.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Yes! It gave up!!! That happens to me, too.

    ADD is so ornery.

    Liked by 1 person

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