ADHD continues its devious works to screw up our lives.
You all know my friend Tom, who missed three straight appointments with me? The good news is that this stimulated him to look at how he was managing his calendar and to make new strategies, which seem to be working.
He emailed me an apology and I used it as a post, Number 870. I asked him, as a penance, to make a comment on post 871 or 872. Tom has ADHD. We ADHDers do not always read everything c a r e f u l l y. So Tom wrote a comment, and put it on 870, where it was somewhat redundant.
However, since he has been so helpful with my books, I am not asking him to post another comment, not unless he really really wants to. But if he does, not on this one please, where it again would be redundant. Save it for 873 or 874.
One step forward, one step back.
Strategy: We need to slow down, and when we are reading something, actually read it. I always feel in a rush and I generally skim things instead of reading them. And if it is long and/or has multiple points to make, well, forget it.
Bonus Strategy: As a corollary, when I write a note to myself, I always need to stop and read it, to be sure that it’s legible and that it’ll make sense to me later. Especially in my appointment book; I hate it when I have an appointment noted in my book on a certain date but have no idea what it is.
Note O the Day: Amazingly, the new book, proposed title, Living with ADHD: Tips to make your life better, is almost ready to publish. I’m not looking forward to that part. Getting it correctly on the page can be very frustrating. But I am eager to get it done. Tom has been a huge help editing it. Using strategies to avoid procrastinating. One is to post this here.
Question O the Day: Do you have any suggestions about the book title? They would be very welcome. Thanks.
I do have some questions about this one. Fish oil (omega 3 fatty acid) has been proven to be somewhat helpful sometimes.
October is ADHD Awareness Month!
I wasn’t aware of this.
Also, I have apparently misplaced your e-mail adress. I’ve just finished writing my post! 🙂
Ram – I was kind of hoping you had dropped it. I never intended to put that burden on you. But, congratulations! I am very eager to see it. It’s like you have climbed a high mountain.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Well, don’t feel pressured to publish it (since you mention you hoped I dropped it). It wasn’t a burden you put on me, it was one I created myself. And I’m glad I pushed through 🙂
I’m glad too, for both of us.
it should be my next post
thank you for doing it
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You’re welcome! I’m glad I did it. It gave me an opportunity to confront myself with my procrastrination and the messages I exchanged with you in the comments were good training to find out the source of the problem and solve it 🙂
All grown up and… still ADHD
Never Lose Your Keys Again: Tips on Living With ADHD
neat idea. i think shorter and less restricted top line might be better. i’ll try to get more feedback and think about it.