Have You Heard? Christmas Is Coming! — ADD Tip O the Day 566

Not this time, ADD!

With my ADD ADHD, Christmas usually sneaks up on me and I’m rushing to try to find a gift for my wife.  But this time I’m ahead.  Why, it’s two whole weeks away, and I’m already thinking about it!

The  ADD trap and the red flag

Actually, with ADD ADHD, everything sneaks up on me.  It’s a red flag when I hear myself thinking, “It’s two whole weeks.”  That seems like way far off but I need to realize it’s just around the corner or I’ll be in trouble, again. The red flag warns me of the trap.


Fortunately, Christmas falls late in the month, so every time I check my appointment book, there’s a chance I might see it – it’s circled in red.  And with ADD ADHD, I’ve needed to make the habit of checking the appointment book many time a day.

And the three month at a glance calendar on my wall also shows the 25th in red. And I need to look at it frequently too.

And “Christmas present” is on my to do list for today (of course, it was on yesterday’s list too.)

So hopefully this will work and my marriage will stay safe.

ADD ADHD and time

This is a major problem.  Why??  It doesn’t seem to be just due to lack of focus.              Need lots of strategies to cope with this.


bonus links:

Homey’s approach to special days

ADD and time

Getting there on time


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Oh! Is it here already?!!


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 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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7 Responses to Have You Heard? Christmas Is Coming! — ADD Tip O the Day 566

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  6. I learned something from you a while back along this line – I can’t remember if it was in the book or on the website. You talked about how you lose track of time so you keep calendars all over the place. I started doing that, too. It really does help. I don’t write on any of them but my planner calendar, but seeing the calendar helps me stay in touch with where I am in the month and year. Thank you for that!

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    • Homey – yes, I’m still doing that. It’s hard to explain to people (vanillas) what it’s like to be lost in time, to not have any idea where you are. And the calendars sure help.
      thank you for your comments.


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