An ADHD Christmas — ADHD Tip O the Day 841

I wish you each a very Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and whatever else you may wish to celebrate, and a very blessed, joyous, productive, low stress new year.

People ask me, “Are you ready for Christmas?”  I always reply, “I am never ready for Christmas.”

But actually, I am ready this year. No more shopping on December 24.

I suggest next year you buy your Christmas presents in November.

And that when you unwrap your presents, carefully keep notes of who sent what so you can thank them, and also so that you may return the things you want to return.

And try to use moderation in your eating and drinking. I have noticed that moderation in my drinking is essential to keeping moderation in my eating.

I am hoping to keep my weight gain to 6 pounds. I can lose 6 pounds in two months. I can gain 6 pounds in one evening.

Thank you for your support this year and keep the comments coming.

Best wishes


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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. 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 An ADHD Christmas — ADHD Tip O the Day 841

  1. myunrulymind says:

    A big thank you for your books and blog. They have helped me tremendously. As an 81 year old woman who didn’t even suspect I had ADD until my late 70’s, coming across your blog was a gift. I’m grateful for the time and effort you have given to help others. Janet Hurzeler


    • Unruly
      I am so glad this has been helpful to you. We are both late bloomers as far as catching on to our ADHD goes. Still, lots of opportunity to improve ahead of us. And a big thank you for your comment. I am always grateful for comments.


  2. Ram
    I know what you mean. I’m very familiar with this process. Glad your friend is understanding, sounds like a good friend to have.
    thank you as always for your comment.

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  3. rammkatze says:

    A blessed Christmas to you too, Doug. 🙂
    My Christmas shopping this year: it had to be done until the 7th of December, because that’s when I got to go visit my family. And I did it!
    I also had plans to gift a friend of mine a cross-stitch of a Dalek (Dr Who universe) who came to celebrate Christmas with me earlier today. I started at the end of November. I had time. But then some days I couldn’t get to it. The week vacation with family I didn’t touch it. But it would be ready, and I even wanted to buy a frame at IKEA and frame it myself. But then some days I couldn’t get to it. Last Thursday I almost went for it, but ended up running other errands, because it looked like my frien might not even come. I could go on the 24th in the morning. But then yesterday, she changed plans on me and she wanted to come to dinner instead of going to a Christmas market. So Ikea was a no-go – I had to go grocery shopping – but damned if I wasn’t going to finish the cross-stitch. I worked like a maniac yesterday.
    I ended up lifting the thing in front of her today still a few stitches short, and saying she’d eventually get it, frame and everything. Can’t win ’em all. 🙂
    And she still loved it. Cheers! 🙂


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