Efficient with ADHD. Huh??—ADHD Tip O the Day 856

I’m trying to get more done in less time and with less effort.  Tthat sounds like trying to be more efficient, not one of my strong points. So I asked for advice from my son-in-law, Bruce, who is sharp and knowledgeable.

Bruce  recommended that I tie these posts together with a theme and include quotes from the book.  I’m trying to follow his advice but Ineed to ask him to clarify what tie them together means.  Are they tied together  already by the theme of ADHD, and specifically, how to live with adult ADHD  and make your life better using strategies?  The tips are to give you help with that, but maybe they need to be more focused on the theme?

In the interest of efficiency, I’m sending Bruce this post instead of calling him.

The Tip for Today is to try to save time when you can, and sometimes you can make one thing serve two purposes.

Chapter 31 of the book is about trying to avoid being rushed and pressured.  Not only are these states of mind unpleasant, but they increase our rate of making errors.  Which  will lead to feeling more rushed and more pressured.

So think about ways to be efficient.

Your comments, critiques, concepts, conclusions, criticisms, and contributions would all be enthusiastically welcomed.

doug

Definition O the Day:

efficiency

noun

  1. the state or quality of being efficient.”greater energy efficiency”

    synonyms:

    organizationorder, orderliness, planningregulation, logicality, coherenceproductivityeffectivenesscost-effectiveness

I can hyper focus. Sometimes.

Links:

Habits of highly efficient people (easy for you to say.)

How to be efficient

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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 amazon.com, or smashwords.com (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 Efficient with ADHD. Huh??—ADHD Tip O the Day 856

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ana
    Thank you so much for asking when the book will come out. I am tempted to say, “how about never.”, But sometimes people do not understand my jokes. My target date right now is six months. I am on The ninth draft. I expect at least two more drafts . Realistically, maybe early 2020.
    I am excited about it, because it was not in print before and I have updated and greatly improved it. I am also thinking about new titles for the next edition If anyone has suggestions about that, they would be very welcome.
    Thank you for asking!
    Doug

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    • rammkatze says:

      I really like the title of the book as it is.
      But I’ll say something that comes into my mind: on your other book, you mentioned a story where you wanted to know where to leave your socks, so you decided on a corner of the room on which to toss them, even in the dark, in case your wife was asleep and you didn’t want to turn the lights on and disturb her – something like that. Anyway: I think of that fondly because it was very heartwarming to me and a big relief having someone with so.much life experience that it’s perfectly ok to be not 100% in the name of being more organized. Because it sounds counter-productive in this world where everyone seems to want their homes to look like a museum at all times. And I think that’s the gist of both your books: nudging ADHDers into getting rid of trying to be like everyone else.
      So… Maybe a title that reflects that? Like “365 tips on how you can organize differently from everyone else” :p

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      • ram – that’s good input. I’m surprised that you like the title, and i like your second idea. that’s a new insight too, that an issue is trying to be “normal” when we’re not..Our brains are different, so how could we be like everyone else.
        I think more of trying to get by without messing up too much. and doing pretty well is quite good.
        thanks for your input
        doug

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  2. Ana Rita Lopes says:

    “In the interest of efficiency, I’m sending Bruce this post instead of calling him.”
    Bwahahahaha! This really gave me a chuckle! 😀

    Any idea when 365 ADHD Tips is coming out on paperback? 🙂 I sure would love to have a paperback of this one, seen as it’s easier for me to physically flip through such a book. Any other book that you read front to back, I’m fine reading it on Amazon Kindle. But anything else, and I need to flip a real book – I think this will never change for me…

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