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Why Do You Procrastinate, and What Can You Do About It, With Your ADHD? — ADHD Top O the Day 755

  Procrastination, a major issue with ADHD I’ve been putting this off, but now I’m going to offer a series on procrastination, and strategies to help you deal with it. Why do we procrastinate? The task seems too daunting, it will … Continue reading

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Comments About ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 672

I keep worrying that you may not read the comments.  If you don’t, you’re missing a lot.  Here are some fine examples: Homey– — I’ve been enjoying the pomodoro technique of time management. I only do something for 25 minutes … Continue reading

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The Power of One, for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 658

List of One – for ADD ADHD Overwhelmed I was already overloaded when I got the notice that my gross receipts tax (New Mexico!) had not been paid for December, 2014. Think of the penalties! Think of all the research … Continue reading

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Here’s The Poop On Food, Diet, Dyes and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 607

How Many Helped?  How much help? There’s nothing wrong with a good healthy diet. I’m skeptical that it makes much difference for very many people with ADD ADHD. Research shows that the food dyes do make a small difference for … Continue reading

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Why Valentines Day Is important With ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 586

Valentines Day is February 14, this Saturday, that’s this coming Saturday, two days off, this Saturday, day after tomorrow. With ADD ADHD: 1. We forget all about it. 2. We think it’s a long way off and don’t buy a … Continue reading

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Chaining in ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 510

            While working on the new book, Living Daily With Adult ADD.  I noticed that I was procrastinating on finishing the fifth draft,  when I only had a few more tips to edit.  I asked myself, … Continue reading

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Piddling, Dithering, and Procrastinating — ADD Tip o the Day 470

With ADD ADHD, we know it’s hard to get started, to get to something, especially if it might be difficult or unpleasant.  Right?  And we can find ourselves involved in all kinds of distractions – piddling. Now I’m retired; it’s … Continue reading

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Procrastinating Again! — ADD Tip o the Day 342

If you have ADD or ADHD, you probably know a lot about procrastinating.  It is one of our major and most common problems. A very intelligent man is talking about his dishes, which are piling up in the sink.  The … Continue reading

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Avoidance or Procrastination? — ADD Tip o the Day 340

Those of us with ADD or ADHD struggle with both of these, avoidance and procrastination.  I’ve wondered about the difference between them, but put off doing anything about it. I had an idea but wasn’t sure; it seemed a little … Continue reading

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The Little Calendar — ADD Trip o the Day 329

another strategy for ADD or ADHD – Do you ever feel stuck or overwhelmed or just have a bunch of things to do and can’t figure out how to get started?  Welcome to the club. I don’t use this often … Continue reading

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Staying Ahead of the Game —- ADD Tip o the Day 305

With ADD or ADHD we can procrastinate, let things pile up, get behind, and set up a vicious feedback loop as we get demoralized and find it even harder to do anything.  And we never know what’s going to pop … Continue reading

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How To Fail At A Project — ADD Tip o the Day 302

If we have ADD or ADHD, we have trouble finishing things. The man I was talking with had real doubts about his ability to complete his latest project.  He does have ADD.  We figured out how he could fail at … Continue reading

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Can’t clean my room — ADD Tip o the Day 292

With ADD or ADHD we often just can’t get it done.  Roni laments that she can’t clean her room and about self flogging.     To respond – No, you can’t clean your room.  You cannot do it.  You can’t. But maybe you could clean … Continue reading

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What I want to do —- ADD Tip o the day 250 (250!!!!!)

Saturday afternoon – I want to “relax” (what does “relax” mean?? anyway, I’m not good at it, but I’m good at “goofing off”.  What is the difference?  Maybe it’s that relaxing is intentional, a considered choice, with a purpose.) I’d … Continue reading

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Avoiding —- ADD Tip o the day 233

We all do that too, don’t we, if we have ADD or ADHD?  Kind of a special tool to facilitate procrastination.  And anything can be used.  Some other task.  An unimportant project – “I’ll just get all these papers alphabetized … Continue reading

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The Critic — ADD Tip o the day 187

Many people carry an internal critic, but for those of us with ADD or ADHD it is usually extra harsh and critical.  It’s even worse since many of us developed perfectionism as a way of trying to cope with our … Continue reading

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