Frustrated and Overwhelmed — ADHD Tip O the Day 974

A couple of weeks ago, I just gave up, just for the week.  I didn’t post, and lots of other things I let go.  Some weeks are like that with ADHD, although fortunately, it’s usually just a day, not a week.

My wife’s i phone stopped working.  Then the internet connections on her i pad and mine got all mixed up together.  

I tried to fix them, in spite of my dystechnologica.  I finally did. After lots of time and frustration.

Then my pc and my laptop went kerfluey, both at the same time. After a lot of time and frustration, I gave up and took them to the shop ($$$).  Two days later they said the lap top was irreparable and the PC problem was a microsoft glitch that was being fixed.  I was four days without a connection – it was hard.

Spent twice as much on a new laptop as I  intended, good saleswoman.

Now the xfinity tv programming isn’t working right.  Haven’t been able to fix it.

My novel, Alma Means Soul, isn’t selling well.  I wasn’t expecting a runaway bestseller, but still –.  Then I noticed that Amazon shows it with the categories of children’s books and religious books.  Arggghh!!  I’ve been bouncing back and forth for a week between Amazon support and KDP support – guess what.  Time and frustration and they tell me it can’t be fixed.

Took a break and went fishing.  Not a single hit, just a lot of algae on my hook with every cast.

Poor me. But when I stop and think about it, we don’t have covid, we’re not trapped in Afghanistan, I can pay for the laptop.  It’s not so bad.


  1. It’s important to know when to give up.
  2. Sometimes you need to just take a break.



It’s all wrong!


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Me and my computer – a strange love affair.


Personal Note O the Day:  I cleaned the river 9/2 2021!  Yea, me! 


Clean River



ADHD Song    (start at :50, i don’t have the patience for 50 seconds of crap).

Good summary of ADHD, maybe share with the uninformed.  by thomas perth.

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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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8 Responses to Frustrated and Overwhelmed — ADHD Tip O the Day 974

  1. rammkatze says:

    Good one, Doug! “It’s important to know when to give up” has actually been one of my mantras when I gave up/dropped out of college. At the time – undiagnosed, unmedicated, depressed and not able to cope – it was the right thing to do, and I have no regrets (no meaningful ones, anyway). This year, I enrolled myself in college again. I owe it to myself to try again, even if it’s hard working full time and taking only half of a semester at a time (part-time).
    Sorry to hear about all the technical problems. I think we all know how you struggle with technology. Good to know all is working now! 🙂


    • ram
      good for you! you will go to college much better equipped now. and it takes courage. hope you’ve seen my info about studying to learn?
      the tech problems continue but dont have everything all piled up at once now.
      thank you as always for you comments
      best wishes


  2. Benjamin says:

    I am glad that you decided to take a week off, even if it was filled with frustrations. Had you not done so you might not have written this post, and I would not have know about your novel.
    So I went to Amazon, looked it up, and ordered the kindle version.
    Wait there’s more…I read the “about the author” section and learned that you have authored 7 books, I had no idea. I did a search of your name to find the other books. I bought 3 more books for my Kindle and the paperback version of “Your Life Can Be Better Second Edition”.
    Thank you for your post!


  3. holdthatthought says:

    really sorry you’ve been having a rough go at it, doug. hope you’re hanging in there.
    i haven’t been around much (sorry!) but i’m just now seeing that you published a novel. how exciting! i’m going to try and get started on it this week.


    • dinos
      thank you for your support. all is better now, was just too much at once.
      delighted you’ll get the novel. hope you like it. a review would be very helpful
      and as always, thank you for commenting.
      best wishes


  4. Cindy Bahl says:

    True. You don’t have COVID and are not in Afghanistan.
    But, that was a really rough stream of events to happen in such a short time. Enough to make anyone feel bad, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Your feelings are still incredibly valid and justified.
    I’m so sorry you guys went through all that.
    Hopefully, your turn to be in the “black hole” is almost over and next up will be a stream of positive events.
    Or, at least, boring events.
    Because for me, at least, boring is a good sign that my life has calmed down! Lol!
    Thanks for sharing your experiences. I sincerely hope things begin to get better.
    ~ Cindy


    • Cindy – thank you for your generous support and sympathy. things are good now, all instruments and tv working, eagerly awaiting my new laptop. hope to catch some fish tomorrow.
      thank you for commenting
      best wishes

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