A major principle for coping with ADD ADHD is: identify a problem, design a strategy, make it a rule, make it a habit. But with ADD ADHD there are other uses for rules .
Some of us do better with people around us. Some don’t. Some study better with music. Some find it a distraction. Some study better with someone else in the room. Some don’t. I do better with someone around and with music.
When my wife is gone, I do great. For three days. Then everything starts to unravel. I do better with her around. And without her, a lot of my structure is gone. I stop functioning.
But this time, I’m trying new strategies, based on rules.
- No alcohol.
- Only one free cell game a day.
- No TV.
Goals: I can get a lot of work done. Maybe lose weight. Do more guitar practice.
I know that if I break a rule once, the dam is likely to break and I can just forget it.
Follow Up On Call to Verizon: In case you’re wondering, I did call Verizon. Wasn’t on hold too long. The lady was nice. She took a long time researching options. While I waited. Turns out that once our contracts are up, we could save a few bucks by reducing the minutes available to us. Don’t want to do that. But I did make the call. Can cross that off.
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