Ramblings and Ruminations — ADHD Tip O the Day 886

Life with ADHD

I wanted to be sure that the tube was the right length, so I measured it carefully before I cut it. It looked too short.  I measured it again to be sure; it was correct, so I cut it.

It was too short.

I should’ve (I hate to use that word) should’ve listened to the little voice.

And Also Life with ADHD

I am way too busy.  I’ve written that “too busy” is just a state of mind, and I believe it.  But I am too busy.  There are so many things to do; so many things that I want to do.  Life was harder are in the old days.  We did not have so many labor-saving devices, so many effective medical treatments: the lifespan was much shorter and more painful. We also did not have all these options to choose from.  What you needed to do was pretty obvious, and you just did it.

Labor saving devices – dish washers, clothes washers and driers, for example.  Computers.  Computers are wonderful.  We can do so many things that we couldn’t have done before.  Like writing an ADHD blog. Of course, this gives us more options.  All of which take time.  Which I am short of.  And how much time am I spending on computer maintenance?  Dino, I appreciate your help with Dragon, a time saving device which isn’t working- my warranty has expired so I don’t think they’ll help; I haven’t called them yet.  I have tried system restore and reinstall.  Do you notice that doing all of these things to fix Dragon takes time which is what I’m trying to save by using Dragon?

Dystechnologica can accompany ADHD; it sure does for me.

I just finished draft six of the new ADHD book. It’s nearly done;  I  hope to publish in April, and just finished draft seven of my first novel, which still has lots more work to go.  Novels are harder. This is exciting. But in my experience, publishing on Create Space is a very frustrating time-consuming experience. I’m working on a third book, on gun violence, and have a fourth one on health on the back burner. And I have one on marriage, or on relationships anyway, since marriage seems to be going out of style, in the back of my mind.  It’s crowded back there.

All this might keep me busy and off the street corners for a while.

Maybe I could cut back on the writing?  But that doesn’t feel like an option; I need to write.

With ADHD, We Tend to Have Many Interests

I wish I had more time for reading, poker, ping pong, chess, guitar, Spanish, relaxing, fishing.

Spending time with my wife is a big priority, although she may not entirely see it that way.  And time with her keeps me from drowning in all the other things.

So I need strategies, time management, priority setting, organization, and breaks and relaxation; not just work.  I’m working on it.



Where is the Time?

Big Research on ADHD and Time


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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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1 Response to Ramblings and Ruminations — ADHD Tip O the Day 886

  1. holdthatthought says:

    that struggle is real, in going through the same things on my side

    if the Dragon thing is still important to you, shoot me another email–we can try to work on it the same way we worked on the last problem. I have some time tonight if you’re available


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