Pause – An ADHD Strategy — ADHD Tip O the Day 868

Trying a new strategy to help with my ADHD.

Maybe it’s not so new; I may have tried it before? Maybe it’s a form of mindfulness?

Anyway, it’s pretty simple.

I occasionally stop whatever I’m doing wherever I am and pause.

I don’t do anything, just pause. Five  or ten seconds.

No schedule, no trigger, no anchor.  Just whenever.

I like it. It helps me slow down and helps me focus.

Now the trick is to remember to keep doing it so it will become a habit.

Couldn’t be simpler.


PS O the Day:

I’m trying to think of a strategy to help me remember to do it until it’s a habit.  I don’t want to use an anchor. Is there another way?


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Quote O the Day

My parents kept telling me, “Late on you’ll understand.”

They were wrong.


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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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2 Responses to Pause – An ADHD Strategy — ADHD Tip O the Day 868

  1. holdthatthought says:

    maybe anchor it to whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed? or particularly mindful/at peace.


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