Do a To- Do List or Don’t Do a To-Do List? — ADHD Tip O the Day 740

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Where’s my ADD ADHD to-do list?

Life with ADHD is a booger, especially without a to-do list.

Your to-do list isn’t guaranteed to make you happy, but if you have ADHD and don’t have a to-do list you’re pretty guaranteed to be unhappy.

Although a to- do list is essential, it’s not very helpful if you don’t know how to use it.

The main key is Five- you can have a long to-do list with a thousand things on it, but your serious working to do- list needs to be limited to five items. Otherwise, you will tend to feel overwhelmed and find it hard to know where to start.  So you won’t.

There are many other tips for making the to-do list actually work for you.  Maybe more later.  I’ll put it on my list.

Homey writes about her to– do list constantly changing during the day as different things come up.

Aint life like that?


Homeys post on the ever evolving to-do list

Just Received:

Simone Biles, US Oympic hero, has ADHD.  Yea for Simone!

Bonus Links:

Some of the Tips

The Card System

Lists Don’t Work for Me – More on the Tips

Anti To- Do List

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, or (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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4 Responses to Do a To- Do List or Don’t Do a To-Do List? — ADHD Tip O the Day 740

  1. Pingback: Five Things You Will Never Do With ADHD 951 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. jeff – and, thank you for the tip.


  3. Jeff says:

    Very true, Doug. My to-do list overwhelms me! I will have to remember to make a priority list of my top five to-do’s. Jeff

    BTW, there is a radio show this morning at 11 am ET that deals with ADHD, and I thought you and your readers may want to check it out. Here are the details:

    The Story Behind The Rise Of ADHD In The United States
    The Diane Rehm Show


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