As promised, here is Great ADHD Tip, Number Four-except, not quite-
With ADHD we get distractions. And when we start off on one distraction, other distractions will occur. With ADHD, we get distracted from our distractions.
I was fixing to shave, had my face washed, when I realized I needed to go get the mail. Took one step, then it occurred to me –Do This. Go ahead and finish shaving since I’ve started. Then – “what’s next?” Getting the mail. But do this first
If I don’t finish the shaving first, who knows what distractions lurk between the house and the mailbox?
If you start something, finish it before you do something else. When the distractions arise, you can write them down. Then put them out of your mind until you “Do This.”
Confession O the Day:
I originally had the idea of three great tips, but then I thought of a fourth. I wrote them down so I wouldn’t forget them. But I forgot the fourth, and couldn’t find where I had written them down. Does anyone know what I’m talking about?
But I had promised four. Fortunately, the shaving distraction incident occurred and I used “Do This.” But it wasn’t the one I originally had in mind, which was great, too. If I ever get it back, I will share it.
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morgan – yes, laughing at ourselves is very helpful. maybe i can turn that into a tip!
thank you for contributing.
Perfect tip! I do this all the time. I was trying to put my clothes in the washer when I noticed I hadn’t put my makeup away in the bathroom. I started to step towards the inside of the bathroom when I had to audibly tell myself, “Wait! You were doing something else! Don’t give into the temptation of distraction!” Lol. Definitely another ADHD moment you just have to laugh at.