Gifts, Benefits, and Blessings of ADD ADHD
Have exhausted this topic for a moment. Got lots of good comments on both sides of the question. Thank you.
I am overly blessed with the gifts of creativity and wide range of interests. There’s so much I want to do and I’m not good at setting priorities or saying no to myself.
I’m not feeling overwhelmed but overloaded. Some sense of pressure, even since I “retired”. How did I ever find time to work?
Here’s what I’m trying to do, listed from daily to less often:
Quiet time (prayer, meditation, journaling, Bible), read the papers, exercise, emails, Spanish (duolingo), guitar,reading two books,cocktail hour with Martha, evening movie with Martha, helping teach AP psychology (lots of work, challenging, time-consuming, enjoyable), blog, write autobiography, marketing books, seeking locums jobs, church, errands and tasks and chores, Kairos prison ministry, Cruzada men’s group, PERA job,planning long trip, to say nothing of eating and trying to get enough sleep.
My days are only 24 hours long.
Give Something Up
That’s one strategy. I gave up chess several years ago. Now I’m giving up studying genetics. I’ve pared my email connections way down. There’s nothing else I want to drop, but then I didn’t really want to drop chess or genetics, either.
Strategies –Plug away, et. al.
Plug away is a strategy. I can only do what I can do. Try to watch priorities.
So much is attitude. If I can stay aware of what’s going on and just keep plugging away, it’s actually all fine.
I’m planning to do an intermittent series covering medications for ADD ADHD– to take them or not? stimulants. nonstimulants. alternatives.
Any suggestions are very welcome.
Whine O the Day:
Some days it seems like half my time is spent trying to find things I’ve misplaced and the other half trying to find things someone has moved.
Videos on ADD ADHD I don’t watch videos, but I would guess that these are good.