Surviving with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 830

ADHD has many clever ways to get you.

With ADHD, it isn’t hard to get stuck, or paralyzed, or stagnant, or overwhelmed, or demoralized.  Or some combination of those boogers.  But there are many good strategies that usually work to get us out of those pits.

But some days, we aren’t in a pit, we just don’t have it.  Some days are like that. There are many things that can cause that, or sometimes, seemingly nothing.

One strategy is, give yourself a break.  OK, this a day where I’m gonna coast and try to just get through.  Yes, there are things I need to get done, and yes, the pile will be higher tomorrow, but I just don’t have it today, so that’s just the way it’s gonna be.

Second strategy: So quit pushing the wall, beating yourself up, fretting.  If the day is gonna be like that, then just relax and make the best of it.

Quote O the Day
“Some days just surviving is a triumph.”
I just made that up

Question O the Day:  Does that seem like surrendering, giving up, being a weak wimp?  Or is it one way of coping and facing reality?

Poem O the Day
The desert never tastes quite as good
as you had imagined it would.


On coping with ADHD – cause that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

Inane Comment O the Day: I really do need to find the time to work on images and get them where they fit into facebook correctly.  Well, not today.

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Moderate OCD actually helps in 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. 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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7 Responses to Surviving with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 830

  1. Ana Rita Lopes says:

    Great post! I noticed this recently. Mostly I try to keep focused at home and go “I need to do this and then that and then we’ll see” or “I’m just focusing on watching this film without clicking other tabs on my computer”. But every once in a while, I decide to embrace the crazyness and go “I can give myself a break once in a while!” and go totally berserk – opening new tabs, stopping a movie to start reading a book, then suddenly stop the book to play the guitar, and, and, and… :p

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rammkatze says:

      This is Ram. I don’t know why I suddenly appear with my full name, but I don’t like it. :/


      • Ram
        Sorry! I looked back, and all of you comments have the same as this one. are you seeing something different? I haven’t changed anything on the blog settings. hope you won’t be reluctant to send your great comments in the future. if you want to obscure your name, there must be some way to do it from your end.
        I’m puzzled and concerned.
        best wishes


      • D K Powell says:

        Ram you’re appearing to me as Rammkatze. If that’s your full name then it’s coming from your own profile you made to be able to comment on WordPress blogs. You should be able to change it yourself by going into your settings. If this is not your full name and is the correct online name then it might be you’re seeing a different name because you own this name and your device is recognising who you are.


    • Ana
      Yes! It must be good for us to just let it go occasionally. Hopefully, when we choose to.
      thank you for commenting


  2. D K Powell says:

    I’m not sure the desert would ever taste good – too much sand!

    Liked by 1 person

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