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Willpower – with ADD ADHD? Who are you kidding? — ADD Tip O the Day 685

I recently posted Willpower #2  with ADD ADHD, which was supposed to come right after this one.  But somehow, this one never got posted.  Imagine that!  How in the world could such a thing have happened?   Willpower?  What’s that? … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Decisions — ADD Tip O the Day 638

With ADD ADHD we have more trouble making decisions than vanillas do.  There may be many reasons for this.  We have shaky self esteem and maybe fear making another mistake.  Maybe there are just too many choices.  But part of … Continue reading

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Increase Self Control — ADD Tip o the Day 495

Ritalin May Increase Self Control If it does, this would presumably apply also to the other stimulants, Adderall, etc, as well as possibly to Straterra. This could be another hole poked in my belief that these medications do not help … Continue reading

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Sit and Be — ADD tip o the day 360

Getting better at this.  Just sitting takes discipline (willpower, self control) which is not a strong point with ADD or ADHD.  I say, “Oh, yeah, I will sit right after I finish this blog.” and then I jump right into something else instead.  … Continue reading

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So many choices — ADD Tip o the Day 334

Modern life is filled with so many choices, and that is a special problem if we have ADD or ADHD – how many channels can you get on your TV? how many brands of what you want are on the … Continue reading

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Choices part 2 — ADD Tip o the day 319

Too many choices, especially with ADD or ADHD – we tend to be creative and curious and have an interest in everything.  Have to choose – I did give up chess.  Want to do this blog, check out facebook and … Continue reading

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Bookkeeping?— ADD Tip o the Day 272

Do I hate bookkeeping because I’m no good at it, or am I no good at it because I hate it?  Or because I have ADD? (can you think of any other word in English with kk in it?) Maybe it … Continue reading

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Avoid decisions — ADD Tip o the day 146

It is impressive how the new research on decision making confirms the ADD or ADHD strategies in the book.  Having rules to follow minimizes the need to make decisions, just follow the rule.  For example, I never have to decide … Continue reading

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Will power? — ADD tip o the day 142

A great article in the August 21, 2011 NY Times magazine, To Choose Is To Lose.  Scientific. We each have limited will power. It can get depleted by: 1. using it    2. making decisions    3. low blood sugar … Continue reading

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Why I don’t get it done — ADD Tip o the day 128

Why do I keep doing what I want to do instead of what I need to do?  I do the easy enjoyable fun things while the things I need to do pile up over my head.  The more they pile … Continue reading

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