Moving with ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 562

Are we having fun yet?

Nothing tests a marriage quite like moving. Probably even more so with ADD ADHD.

Strategies:

1. Recognize that your life is in turmoil. Your structure is gone. Your schedule is in disarray. You will barely be able to function at all.                                                                   Your job right now is moving.

2. Recognize that she is very stressed; don’t take it personally.

3. Get all the help you can.

4. Remind yourself, this too shall pass.

5. Try to maintain the practices that help you cope with stress: my quiet time, exercise, the little Blue Book.

6. Perhaps this will prove to have been an opportunity to take a look at things, restructure, reorganize and reprioritize, and perhaps something better will evolve out of it.                    Or perhaps it will just prove to have been a major pain in the neck.

Doug

Bonus Links:

Structure in ADD ADHD

Relationships and ADD ADHD

The Blue Book

 

Sometimes it all just seems a little too much.

Sometimes it all just seems a little too much.

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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. 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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4 Responses to Moving with ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 562

  1. It also helps to have a really detailed list of things to do. Then you don’t have to constantly worry that you’ve forgotten something. That’s how I survive when we move. The list is my lifeline.

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  2. We had a big move–from Colorado to Germany. It wasn’t so much a test of our marriage, but a test of my ability to handle multiple things at once. There was the chaos of remodeling our house for 6 months on top of a full load of tough University classes. My home and my life was in complete chaos for a total of 9 months. I hate moving, but I really Hate moving overseas! But, as an Army wife, I have had to learn to dal with maintaining some semblence of order while moving about every 3 years. My ADHD rears it’s ugly head everytime we get new orders. I immediatley begin gathering my ADHD survival kit–an expandable folder, my list of things to be done, and information about our new home (whenever possible). Thanks God our move back home will be nothing like prepping to move here–no DIY construction on the house! 🙂

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