James Clear on Habits – ADHD Tip O the Day 920

James Clear’s excellent book, Atomic Habits, covers the same material I’ve been writing about for years; how you can make good habits and get rid of bad ones. However, since his focus is solely on habits and mine just includes habits in writing about ADHD, he goes into much greater depth.  You may recognize that I frequently include good tips from Clear’s posts here.
I was pleased and surprised to see that his principles are the same that I’ve been promoting, he simply uses different terms.
I highly recommend this book for ADHDer ‘s, as well as for anyone else who would like to improve their life.

Some of the tools for changing habits: spotting, small steps, anchors,  are previously posted.



On Habits

Atomic Habits on Amazon

Quotes O the Day:

“How stupid can they be!?”

       my wife, reading a newspaper headline

“I don’t know.  Maybe there’s no limit?”

        me, in reply

Personal Notes O the Day:

  1. I hope you won’t mind, but I’m going to post some of my poems here. I know it’s irrelevant to AHDD, but where the hell else can I post them?
  2. I’m about through the final draft of Your Life Can Be Better, second edition, and then I can get back to the novel, Alma Means Soul, and then, and t h e n,  and t   h   e   n, the new redo of 365 Days.  Maybe we could have a lottery on guessing the publication dates?  I anticipate all three for this year (!!!!???)
  3.  Maybe the relevance is that it is possible to get things done, even with ADHD, even if it’s not easy, and that one of the common “benefits” of ADHD is creativity?

Poem O the Day:

Our Last Dog

Since we lost Emma, our last dog,

I’ve been reduced to an aquarium.

We’ve firmly decided, once again,

but finally, this time, finally,

not to get another dog,

and we’ve rejected various options,

parakeets, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, cats.

That’s about it.

We never even considered  reptiles.

So now I’m responsible for the lives of two small fish,

two large snails,

and two small cherry red shrimp.

It’s a little like being God.

A very little.

A small catfish I recently purchased abruptly vanished.

That’s one of the mysteries that comes with aquariums.

I refrain from trying to pet the fish.


White Cloud Mountain Fish


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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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4 Responses to James Clear on Habits – ADHD Tip O the Day 920

  1. holdthatthought says:

    adding it to my reading list that I hope to… one day get to


  2. rammkatze says:

    Thanks for the tip! I’m defenitely looking into this one. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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