Changes. ADHD in Transition — ADHD Tip O The Day 893

I thought that once I retired, life would get easier.  Hah!

“There’s been a change in the weather and a change in the sea

From now on, there’ll be a change in me.

My walk will be different, my talk and my name.

Nothing about me’s gonna be the same.”

From the popular song “There’ll be some changes made” of 1921, by Overstreet and Higgins

I’m tired of always feeling busy and pressured. That’s a part of ADHD.  I’m realizing what I couldn’t see before; there are things I can cut out to simplify my life.  Here’s what I’d been trying to do:


  1. Time with wife
  2. Gym
  3. Quiet time
  4. Clean up desktop
  5. CME (Continuing medical education.  required only if I keep my little job)
  6. Taxes (less work if I give up job)
  7. Take out garbage
  8. Walk the dog

Optional but desirable:

  1. Spanish
  2. Guitar, includes writing music and performing
  3. Memorizing Psalms
  4. Marketing books
  5. Writing books
  6. Little job (two half days a month)
  7. Church
  8. ADHD blog
  9. Gun violence blog
  10.  Men’s group
  11. Fishing


I’ve already given up the stock market and Facebook.

I’m giving up Spanish, Psalms, and book-marketing.  I’ve enjoyed them but it’s time.

I’ll consider giving up the small job, fishing, the men’s group and the blogs, but not any time soon I hope.

I’m being helped by a book, The Way of Transitions.  I’m in a transition period. I’m developing a new life and a new identity.  It is not horribly painful, but it is difficult, and just a little bit exciting.

We’ll see.

Are there things you’re doing that it would helpful to give up, to save time and stress?


Quote O the Day:

“My parents told me that once I got older, I’d understand.

They were wrong.”

Snuck up on me!




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, or (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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