Too Busy? — ADHD Tip O the Day 892

With ADHD, I’m Always “Too Busy”

Since I retired, I figured I wouldn’t feel too busy all the time anymore.

Wrong.

I suddenly had a brilliant insight. Maybe if I didn’t try to do so many things all the time, I wouldn’t feel too busy all the time?

I remade my schedule. Some things that I was doing every week, I could do every other week. Some things I was doing every day, I could do just two days a month. I could schedule only had one main task a day and I could even keep Thursday empty of tasks (except for fishing once a month in season). An empty day. Wow!

I’ve just started this. So far it’s working.

OK, some days I have two things, because gym is three times a week and because I do something extra with my wife on Saturdays, but I’m not counting those things as tasks.

I resigned from Facebook, except for this blog and the gun violence blog.  I hired a money manager for my stocks. It should be easy for him to do better than me and so pay for himself.

I was trying to do the blog every Tuesday, down from twice a week some years ago. But I have a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month so I’m not trying to do a blog on that day anymore. I hope you’ll miss it, but not too much.

Right now I’m not feeling too busy. Wow! Life without this feeling may require a big adjustment on my part.

Strategy:

If you’re trying to do too much, cut down on how much you’re trying to do.

Duh.

doug

Personal Notes O the Day:

1. I’ve long said that “too busy“ is a state of mind,  not a reality. I promote thinking of only one thing to do at a time and not feeling overloaded by everything else on your list. Maybe  “too busy“ was just a feeling telling me I was trying to do too many things? It took a while for me to get the message.   Maybe “too busy” and “trying to do too many things” are not exactly the same thing?

2. I’m working on three books, have a fourth outlined, and a fifth in the back of my mind. Wanting time to do writing contributed to the feeling. I hope to have more time now. I’m still thinking the ADHD book might get published in April. Maybe.

Links:

ADHD Brain

The Revised Schedule

The Too Busy Booger

Living with ADHD

@addstrategies  #adhd  #add  @dougmkpdp

 

Too Busy with ADHD?

 

 

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. 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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2 Responses to Too Busy? — ADHD Tip O the Day 892

  1. victor whitman says:

    Saw Your blog-there is a new wrinkle in individual investing-many of the large brokerages have families of exchange traded funds. They grew out of the volatility in the Dow. In the 2000 downturn-the tech wreck-there were too many large cap cos with no or low sales- much less earnings There are hundreds-maybe thousands of these exchange traded funds. Each has its algorithm- The brokerages putyour data into a computer and it indicates which etf group is appropriate for you. Vanguard is usually ranked as the best-with lowest fees. My brother in law is very satisfied-his manager Skype every 3 months and they adjust the mix. Try to remember to tell me the annual returns that your manager achieve and will com-are to my brother in law Everything stabile here-any change would be for the worse. My neurologist recommended tai chi for my imbalance and it seems to work. My teacher moves in an elegant manner-and I kind of klutz along-but I am improving. The grandkids are still wonderful-the little one reminds me of Lucy and Laura-cool and competent. As I told you before-the heart device was approved by the fda-but we were changing from the old 3 year battery to a 7 year one-thought that they would administratively pass it-wrong-they had some battery failures in pacemakers and defibrillators and people died-even though no one would die if our battery failed-we are required to do more testing- Arielle’s company was sold to a staid midwestern company-as opposed to New York lunatics-transition not easy Victor none Sent from my iPad

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    • Victor
      Good to hear from you. We need to get on the phone and can go into more details as well as dissecting the political Morass.
      I guess it’s always something, referring to your situations. Hope all goes well. Thanks for checking the blog and thank you for commenting.
      Best wishes
      doug

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