An Important ADHD Strategy — ADHD Tip O the Day 992


Small steps explained ( I don’t think the recent review was adequate)

We have A Project to do.

We feel overwhelmed, not up to it, defeated before we start, and we procrastinate.

The strategy is Small Steps.  Break the project or task into small steps and focus on one at a time – basically forget about the project, just focus on the one step.  If it’s still too much, break that step into smaller steps and start over again.

Start with the logical first step, or with the hardest.  Once the hardest one is done, it won’t seem overwhelming anymore.

Any time you finish a small step, you feel empowered, successful, capable, and it’s easier to go on to the next step.

Success breeds success.



One step at a time

Get unstuck



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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 An Important ADHD Strategy — ADHD Tip O the Day 992

  1. rammkatze says:

    This technique is still helping me. When I decided I have to study but I’m procrastinating in front of the computer because I’m affraid studying too hard I’ll go “ok, at least open up the PDF file with the materials”. And then I’ll watch some more Netflix, and then I’ll go “ok, now open the teaching video and hit pause”. And before I know it, I’m studying! 🙂


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