Started by Olga in Adult ADHD Sep 25, 2014.
I didn't discover I have ADD until I was 64.
Suddenly, a lot of things made sense – why I couldn't make model airplanes as a kid, why I killed a pregnant Guppy fish, why I was always losing my keys, why I always carried a pocket full of index cards and an appointment book. I was using strategies that I didn't realize were strategies cause I didn't even realize there was a problem, but they made my life…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on January 27, 2015 at 12:04pm
New Year, new strategies, maybe the novelty helps
You may know that I'm a big fan of index cards. My system of colored cards I keep in my shirt pocket. I call that half my brain. The other half of my brain, I call Martha.
Scott has given me another use of index cards, and I really like it.
I got this…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on January 20, 2015 at 1:04pm
Goals are important, whether we have ADD ADHD or not
In prison ministry, we notice that many of the men do not have the concept of goals other than short term "I want this now".
Goals help us with focus, planning and setting priorities, and motivation, all of which are issues with ADD ADHD.
Very short-term goals…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on January 16, 2015 at 1:28pm
Why a New ADD ADHD Strategy?
One of Puryear's Principles of Human Behavior:
Once we finally find something that works, we quit doing it.
I have strategies that work, and make my life better, but sometimes I drift away from them.
Do We Need…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on January 12, 2015 at 12:17pm
ADD ADHD and trouble hearing
A fellow ADDer recently asked me if his difficulties in hearing were part of his ADD ADHD. He particularly has trouble in a crowded restaurant, hearing the person across from him.
I'd never thought about it. I thought my trouble hearing was age. In a restaurant, I like to sit with my back to the wall, but thought that was…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on January 9, 2015 at 1:04pm
Different Opinions About the Benefits of ADD ADHD
Yes, we do have different opinions and viewpoints, not surprising, and I appreciate all the comments. And I respect all the opinions, but -
Here are my responses, from my viewpoint:
1. ADD ADHD gives us the gift of creativity…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on January 6, 2015 at 8:59am
ADD ADHD and No Patience
I love mangoes but I rarely eat them. Peeling a mango is a hassle. Don't we all want instant gratification with minimal effort?
Then I had a miraculous spectacular stupendous…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on January 2, 2015 at 11:30am
New Year's Goals
At the beginning of a new year, we often yield to the temptation to set new goals. We did this last year, and the year before, but we don't seem to learn. How did that work out for you?
Actually, it can be helpful to set goals, especially if we have ADD ADHD. Here are some strategies to help make it…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on December 30, 2014 at 12:12pm