Sometimes with my ADD ADHD, I can’t think straight, or even walk straight. Sometimes it’s all too much.
I was going to the library. It was a nice day. I was going to walk.
Since I was going out, my wife wanted me to take the old newspapers to the trash bin. And on my way, to also take the filled water bottles back to my car. And while I was there, get the empty water bottles out of her car, and also check to see if the scarf I lost yesterday was in there. And bring the water bottles back to the apartment, and the lost scarf, if I found it.
Arrggghhhhh! My head was spinning and my brain was about to explode.
But I did it! And I didn’t even get lost on the way.
And I did find the scarf.
I have strategies.
Strategy 1. It would have been smart to just stop and write it all down, but that would’ve felt silly and it would’ve required enough patience to stop and actually do it.
Strategy 2. So I just kept saying it over and over to myself: trash, my car bottles, her car bottles, scarf. That seemed to help; the headache that was coming didn’t.
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