How to Make Decisions — ADHD Tip O the Day 982

With ADHD we have trouble making choices and decisions.

  1. Do I really need to make this decision?
  2. Does it matter?- is it worth the the time and effort?
  3. Does it have to be me?
  4. Gather data
  5. List pros and cons
  6.  Consult with others- not to follow their advice, but ask them their reasoning, to get another viewpoint
  7. If you still don’t know, then there is no right answer.  Flip a coin.


Note: if things turn out badly, it doesn’t mean you were wrong (if you followed the steps).  It means there was no way to know.

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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 How to Make Decisions — ADHD Tip O the Day 982

  1. bjkuhlman says:

    Spending an entire day of work gathering and analyzing data to make a decision on something. Then being told the next day, Never mind we “decided” to go another direction.
    Was I still productive? I would like to think so.


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