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It’s Christmas/Hanuka/Holiday Season -A challenge with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 758

The Holidays are supposed to be Joyful But with ADHD, they can be just extra challenging. Did you procrastinate on getting the gifts or the cards? Does the prospect of  making choices and decisions terrify you? Are you having trouble … Continue reading

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I Whipped My ADHD Procrastination -for the moment. —ADHD Tip O the Day 756

With my ADHD I wasn’t doing what I need to do. On my to-do list, for a very long time, was “car and tires”. I needed to get my car to the mechanic for an oil change, and to the … Continue reading

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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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Do the Hard Part First? — ADHD Tip O the Day 750

Life is complicated, especially with ADHD One of my favorite  tools, a slogan or motto, is, “Do it now; do it right; and do the hard part first.”  This has been extremely useful for me, and I highly recommend it. … Continue reading

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Time is a Booger with ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 728

I got a new job, and I played in a concert, and I let time get away from me and I didn’t get a post ready.  So I collected some ADHD links.  Hope you will like them. Time management – … Continue reading

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Four Great ADHD Tips, Number Three — ADHD Tip O the Day 707

ADHD Vocabulary: I highly recommend editing your vocabulary and eliminating the words “should” and “have to.”  As soon as we say one of these bad words to ourselves, we develop automatic unconscious resistance to doing the task. We really don’t … 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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Better Sleeping Through Technology, with or without ADD ADHD – ADD Tip O the Day 634

Sleep is an essential part of ADD ADHD management So Jerry Bair gave me this guest post.  He is a tech whiz, so his approach is a little different.   Here it is:   Top 10 Tech Hacks To Give Your … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Choices: What to do!? What to do!? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 621

Too Many Options: There are so many ways to market ADD ADHD books. I can: 1. do my ADD AHD blog posts Tuesday and Saturday.This is hard work but I enjoy it and I think it’s helping some people. I’m … Continue reading

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Where, Oh Where, Did All My Structure Go? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 600

With My ADD ADHD, Boy, Do I Need Structure Structure is a basic part of coping with ADD ADHD. We need routine, schedule, organization. I always eat three meals a day. Go to bed  about the same time each night. … 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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Do We Really Need More Controversy About ADD ADHD Benefits and Gifts? — ADD ADHD Tip O the Day 580

Aaron Smith said it very well: Aaron Smith ADHD Achievement Strategist & Motivational Coach “Like everything else in life, it’s easy to paint ADHD with a broad brush. Saying it’s “all bad” or “all good,” if only life were that … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? Christmas Is Coming! — ADD Tip O the Day 566

Not this time, ADD! With my ADD ADHD, Christmas usually sneaks up on me and I’m rushing to try to find a gift for my wife.  But this time I’m ahead.  Why, it’s two whole weeks away, and I’m already … 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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Procrastination, Thy Name Is ADD ADHD — Tip o the Day 475

So here I sit, piddling around, looking at e mails, wasting time, avoiding writing the next blog post, which is on procrastination- in other words, procrastinating- when this procrastination post pops up in my e mail. Coincidence??  You decide. So … 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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How to Use Cards, etc, for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 460

Momma has suggested more details about using cards, lists, small steps and priorities for adult ADD ADHD.  And some other questions. This will take a few posts. CARDS: the red card, list of five, things to be attempted today. Limit … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci — ADD TIp o the Day 361

I believe that beauty can be found all round us, if we just look. So can ADD or ADHD. excerpts from a small book review, The New Yorker, January 14, 2013: “Leonardo and the Last Supper, by Ross King (Walker) … Continue reading

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Procrastination? — or Not? — ADD Tip o the Day 351

With ADD or ADHD, you’ll know about procrastination, one of our main symptoms.  But I think this is about a problem with time, not procrastination.  I wasn’t putting off getting my wife’s Christmas present, it’s just that Christmas seemed so … 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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Getting There On Time — ADD Tip o the Day 303

With ADD or ADHD, we often have trouble getting somewhere on time.  If it matters, and it doesn’t always, here’s a set of strategies that might help – you may need to modify it for yourself – 1. write down … 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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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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Putting it off — ADD Tip o the day 234

Most of you are too young to know the song The Arkansas Traveler.  The traveler finds an old man sitting in his flooded cabin playing his fiddle in a downpour while the roof is leaking. The traveler asks why the … Continue reading

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Feedback loops — ADD Tip o the day 130

Most everything seems to work in feedback loops.  If we get depressed, we don’t feel like doing anything.  If we don’t do things we get more depressed, which makes it harder to do things, which makes us more depressed. If … Continue reading

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Symptoms or consequences — ADD Tip o the day 70

This is something of a puzzle.  Our basic problem is that our focus center (attention center) in our brain is wired differently.  Some of the symptoms that come from that are distractibility, procrastination, difficulty starting, and so on.  Probably impulsiveness … Continue reading

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Frustration # 32 – Tip o the day 32

Scroll down past the bottom of this tip to see the tip 32 that  was supposed to here, or, clik on 32 diagnosis to the right. I just spent 30 minutes trying to get tip o the day  32 just … Continue reading

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Avoiding Tip o the day 27

What is the difference between procrastination and avoiding? To me, avoiding means I can procrastinate on it forever, it may never get done. Procrastination means I really need to do it, and will fairly soon. Santa Fe riddle: what does … Continue reading

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Procrastinating Tip o the day 26

Of course, I intended to write this piece sooner. Procrastinating means to me that I need to do it, and will get to it, just not today.  And so on. Usually it means I think it’s going to be difficult, … Continue reading

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