No Time to Think, Too Busy, Frantic, Overloaded — ADD Tip o the Day 542

The New York Times

The New York Times took some time off from bashing ADD, ADHD, Ritalin and the other medications to print this article, which explains a lot.


We make ourselves busy so we can avoid feelings or problems. We don’t want to think or feel.


We are faced with too many choices– too many channels, too many apps, too many devices, too many events, – – –.

Every time we make a choice,we use up a little willpower, which some of us didn’t have a whole lot of to begin with.


Busy is an attitude. If we focus on one thing,  do that, then focus on another one thing, we don’t have to feel busy. It’s our infinitely long to do list in our head that causes the feeling.



Here’s the article:

no time to think

Bonus link

from laura stoker: understand your ADD ADHD

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consider the lilies of the field. okay, so it’s not a lily, still-


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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1 Response to No Time to Think, Too Busy, Frantic, Overloaded — ADD Tip o the Day 542

  1. Pingback: An Excess of Blessings From ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 582 | ADDadultstrategies

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