My ADHD friend (still) Tom and his missed appointments:
Tue 9/10/2019 12:07 PM
Tues 9/10/19 3:10 PM
1.I believe it was last month and the month before, not “or.” Therefore I am taking the liberty of making this a post.
2. I’m glad you’ve decided on a coping mechanism and that you reference the book. If you wish to review, it says that it’s essential to have an appointment book, or I guess, a calendar, but it will be worthless unless you make a habit of checking it several times a day. A habit. One way to do this would be the strategy of using an anchor; for example: make a habit of checking it at each meal. Also, I have found it necessary to be sure that I write legibly when I enter something, not my scribbling. Otherwise it’s useless.
3. Your making a strategy now is an example of something good coming out of something bad. Or stated more graphically, a flower rising from the fertilizer. Or stated even more graphically – well, let’s not go there.
4. If you miss wish to make penance you could commit yourself to making a comment on post 871 or 872 when they appear. You’ll need to note this commitment in your appointment book or your calendar. Legibly.
5. I need to make a new strategy too. In the future when we make an appointment, I’ll will you in time for you to leave. What would be the best time to call?
6. ADHD is a booger.
7. You have been a big help to me and I still owe you. (Tom helps edit my books.)
PS O the Day:
I didn’t ask him, but if Tom missed three appointments in a row with me, do you think maybe he’s missing other appointments too?
Bonus PS O the Day:
Tom and I had a great breakfast together this AM and he was only three minutes late. His strategy to set it on his alarm worked and he didn’t want me to call him, so he’s taking responsibility for dealing with his ADHD. Be like Tom.