How to Be Happy — ADHD Tip O the Day 983

It can be hard to be happy, especially these days, and harder with ADHD.  But-

Affirmations:  Every morning, state, “I choose to be happy today.”

Learn  to cope with your ADHD.

Minimize contact with toxic people.

Help someone else.

Get outdoors.

Laugh a lot, even if you have to force it.

If you work, find a job that you enjoy.  This may take some time.  The pay, if adequate, may be less important.

If you have an actual depression, get treatment.  It is quite effective.

Practice basic self care: sleep, exercise, healthy eating, meditation.

Ask for help when you need it.

Counter negative self talk.

Set reasonable goals.

There are many other tips in the links below.  Try them. Find the ones that work for you.


Personal Notes O the Day:

  1. My father was a very simple man, with very simple wants.  All he wanted was a whole lot of money.
  2. FYI, I am happy.  Hope you are too.
  3. My spiritual life is an important happiness factor for me.
  4. Perception is an important tool.  You have some control over how you label or define a situation (see reframing.)


Be Happy – free course

25 Tips to be happy

10 Scientifically Proven Tips



Be happy even with ADHD.

I need ADHD help! Now!

Sometimes ADHD confuses me?

Shame and ADHD

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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4 Responses to How to Be Happy — ADHD Tip O the Day 983

  1. Ken Powell says:

    Hilarious and positive, useful advice all in equal measure Doug!


  2. Martha Puryear says:

    Very Good!❤️

    Sent from my iPad


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