A Typical Day With ADD ADHD: Where in the world does the time go? — ADD Tip O the Day 633

My Typical ADD ADHD Day
Sleeping 6 hrs      Trying to sleep 2 hrs
Quiet time   .5 hr
Exercise  1 hr
Shower shave dress teeth bathroom  1hr
Eating 3 hrs                                       Thinking about eating – all the time
Looking for something I just had in my hand  1 hr
Looking for things I put where I could easily find them  1 hr
Doctor’ s appointment  1.5 hr
Errands  1.5 hr
Getting lost going to appointment or errands  1 hr
Walking dog  1 hr.
Trying to figure out what to do  1 hr
Getting things done  2 hr
Cleaning up messes I made doing things 1hr
Making explanations and/or apologies to wife  1hr

Total 25.5 hrs – No wonder I feel so busy!


It does help to do an occasional time analysis and see where our time is going.  Sometimes we realize some activities don’t have enough payoff to justify the time we’re giving them.   Also, if we make a list of our values, what’s important to us, then we can check to see if our time allotments are congruent with our values.


Bonus Links:

Homey on time management

Time and ADD ADHD

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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. 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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11 Responses to A Typical Day With ADD ADHD: Where in the world does the time go? — ADD Tip O the Day 633

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  3. D K Powell says:

    This made me smile muchly Doug!

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  4. Had to laugh. I do some of that stuff, too. It’s amazing how little I can actually get done during the day. I get to the end and I’m usually irritated with myself for not being more productive. It’s worse these days.

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    • homey – are you kidding? i don’t understand.
      I read your posts and am amazed and impressed at all the stuff you get done in a day . It’s really remarkable.
      What are you expecting of yourself?
      have you made a list and really looked at all you do?
      Best wishes


  5. masonreed says:

    I can suggest you to read and follow the new website about self-improvement, self-help and mind wellness: mind-globe.com. This article deals with a new habit to get in order to take advantages from the day starting from the early hours. It talks about the “Holy Hour”, a hour you can dedicate to yourself when you wake up. Feel free to check it out 🙂
    If you follow the website, you will see day by day new articles about self-improvement, mind wellness and more.

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    • mason
      thanks for the tip. i checked it out. thats pretty much what I’m actually doing, but i cant mediate for 20 minutes, at least not in the usual fashion, so i take the dog for a walk and go look at the fish and count that. and i exercise for about an hour most days. i do think those things help.
      thank you for commenting

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  6. shannonell says:

    Thanks for the chuckle, Doug! I’m still working through the time management chapters in Ramsay&Rostain’s AADHD Toolkit (a nice companion read to Doug’s book, for anyone lookin for more reading material!), and am in the midst of trying to learn to analyze how I “spend myself” and how to “choreograph my day”. Lots of time recording, time estimating, time tracking, time judgments, memory for time, time analysis…it all makes me a bit panicky. Appreciate the reminder these this can be done more comfortably with a little laughter!

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