ADHD is a Natural Recipe for Frustration
Yesterday I fixed my iPhone, got the library book for Martha she’s been waiting for, learned a little bit of guitar, and lost almost two pounds. I “should’ve” been happy.
OK, here’s more frustration. I started this post a couple of weeks ago and was saving it. Now I can’t remember what I was frustrated about that day. That’s frustrating.
Ken just made a good comment on scheduling strategies. A good schedule is a big help, but part of his trick is to be gentle with himself, lower expectations; if he gets 80% done, it’s a good day. This approach will lower frustration.
Today I am pleased that after two days of trying, I finally got the Grammarly app to work again. But I cannot get my Dagonspeak to work; it will not recognize my microphone, even though Microsoft’s speech recognition does, but is not working well at all. I think I need to reinstall Dragonspeak but I’m not sure I know how or have the right disc or codes or whatever and am afraid I will lose it forever. Can you see that this could be a little frustrating?
Any suggestions from you less technologically challenged folks will be appreciated, as will just sympathy from the rest of you.
More Personal Note:
I’m still working on the new ADHD book and I think now maybe April would be a realistic target date. But I’m also working on the novel, which has captured my interest and sidetracked me, and also on a gun violence book, using posts from a blog. And then I have a health book on the back burner. Maybe it’s a little much??
And I dread the actual process of publishing the book on create space. It’s a booger.
That’s life with ADHD.
Strategies for Dealing with Frustration:
- complain and whine, as I’m doing here.
- try to be more reasonable, expect less – not doing well at this
- take a break and relax – OK, as soon as I finish this post.
- Focus on the positives- OK, Grammarly is working.
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