A Day with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 869

What is a typical day with ADHD like?

Here’s an example of how I spend my time:

Trying to find my glasses:  20 minutes

Trying to find my i phone, twice: 45 minutes

Trying to find the thing that was just in my hand, three times: 45 minutes

Trying to apologize and fix a misunderstanding with my wife, three times: 1 hour

Trying to get the job done that needed to be done yesterday: 1 hour

Trying to get the job done that needed to be done day before yesterday that needs to be done before yesterday’s job can be started: 2.5 hours

Trying to get today’s job done:  O

Normal human functions and miscellaneous: 2 hours

Can’t be accounted for:  ??? the rest of the time

Oh, well.


Tip O the Day:

Don’t spend your time like this.

Better Tip O the Day:

Use strategies.  Example: if you can’t find your glasses, look on your head first.                    Or your face.

Probably Best Tip O  the Day:

recommended by Dino


A Different ADHD Perspective

ADHD and marriage

@addstrategies  #adhd  #add  @dougmkpdp

Where is the darn thing??!!


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 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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10 Responses to A Day with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 869

  1. rammkatze says:

    I have a fitness tracker that can make my phone flash its flashlight on and off and make it sound loudly. It’s been a nerve-saver many times. Especially when the phone is lost inside my big bicycle bag. The flashing of the light is really helpful!


  2. Martha Puryear says:

    Good One!!!


    Liked by 1 person

  3. holdthatthought says:

    have you ever heard of something called Tile? https://www.thetileapp.com/en-us/


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