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.
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:
- 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?
- 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 (!!!!???)
- 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.