Retired. Again. Haven’t found my groove yet. Too busy.
Writing two books, one on ADHD, Living Well with ADHD, and a novel, Alma Means Soul, both about ready to publish, which I dread; Create Space has not been that user-friendly for me. Studying guitar and Spanish, writing songs, a little performing, gym three times a week, more time going places with my wife – lots to do in Santa Fe and in New Mexico, traveling to see three new great-grandchildren (lots of fun!), and the usual bills and incorrect charges, and the blog, and facebook, and stocks (I’m getting out of that soon.), walking the dog, men’s group, working against gun violence (lots of research, very illuminating), more spiritual quiet time. And I still have a small job, although it’s only a few hours twice a month.
Did you read all that long list? I wouldn’t have; I tend to skim.
I am making schedules, one for the typical week and one for this week. It’s hard to follow them but I’m trying. Obviously, I’m too busy, although I claim that is a state of mind more than a reality. Still, we with ADHD are blessed and cursed with a wide variety of interests and we have trouble setting priorities or saying No to anything.
And the church and gym are set in stone, so no decision to make and that is structure. I think I need more structure in each day. Get up and bedtime and mealtimes at the same time would help. And starting to make a morning routine: breakfast, walk the dog, quiet time, every morning before I do anything else.
With ADHD, structure and schedule reduce the number of choices and decisions to make and help us stay organized and be more effective. Life is good.
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