What to do about my forgetfulness and absentmindfullness? — ADHD Tip O the Day 975

Answering this question about ADHD:

This is an example of accepting that you can’t change something, but you can make strategies to help you cope with it. (But medication might help somewhat.)

1. Write everything down on a card, folded paper, or notebook, that you have with you at all times, and never leave it in another place. Or put it in your smartphone.                  (Write legibly.)

2. Use smartphone apps – calendar, alarms,etc.

3. Post colored stickeys on mirror, cabinet, refrigerator, etc. Move them often.

4. For very important things, also ask someone to remind you. (Someone without ADHD.)

good luck.



Get Organized (??)

ADHD Toolbox

ADHD and Self Talk


Personal Note O the Day:

“Oh, I’ll remember that.”

ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.


Poem of the day:

I stopped what I was doing

and stood and looked out the window.

That’s when I saw the hummingbird.


Being Productive with ADHD


I forgot!!!!











#ADHD, #adultADHD, @dougmkpdp,  @addstrategies, @adhdstrategies





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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6 Responses to What to do about my forgetfulness and absentmindfullness? — ADHD Tip O the Day 975

  1. Hi Doug
    If you got diagnosed so late in life, I assume you have inattentive ADHD. I am interviewing men with Inattentive ADHD and plan to write an article. Would you be willing to be interviewed?

    Liked by 1 person

    • cynthia
      tho i didnt get diagnosed til 64, i have and had mixed type. lots of impulsive, blurting, fidgiting, etc etc, and also distracted, lose everything, cant focus, day dreaming, etc etc etc. the best of both worlds??
      anyway, i’d be happy to be interviewed, but its mixed for sure.
      best wishes


  2. Dee says:

    Usually it takes a lot to make me laugh out loud, but the bottom pictures did it today! Thanks for the giggle.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Martha
    thank you!


  4. Martha Puryear says:

    Good One!❤️

    Sent from my iPad


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