ADHD and Time – ADHD Tip O the Day 959

If you have ADHD, time is a booger.

  1. We underestimate how long a task will take. It always takes longer.  And if its fixing or maintenance, it’ll take at least two trips to the hardware store.

Strategy: Estimate the time and add fifty per cent.  I can’t find my link to the great post on this.  How long will this take to do?

2. We’re late for appointments and meetings (when we arrive at all.)   

Strategy: Set at time to go and don’t do anything else after that. Set a time to get ready thirty minutes before the time to go.   Getting ready.

3. We think events are further off than they are, so we’re late on getting presents, tickets, reservations, etc.   

Strategy:   Have multiple calendars and a red sharpie.   Do it Way Early.  It’s when ?!?



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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, 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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2 Responses to ADHD and Time – ADHD Tip O the Day 959

  1. rammkatze says:

    I’m very rarely late. I have a new psychiatrist (she’s specialized in adult ADHD and I adore her already!) who praised me to high heaven for being on time. I don’t know who put the fear of god into me about arriving late, but it’s an obsession. I double, triple check everything, plan to arrive way too early and I just walk around the area if I’m early for an appointment. Which amazingly doesn’t happen all that often. And despite it all, I often arrive in the nick of time or have to call ahead and say “I’m on my way! My bus wouldn’t come!” (Well… It’s not always my fault when I’m late.)


    • Ram
      you give a good example of what can be done when we focus on a specific problem and make our strategies. good for you. and it sounds like you have a good psychiatrist who understands ADHD, so many don’t. good for you again .
      I always appreciate your comments
      best wishes

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