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The Internet Ate My Brain (3 Basic ADHD Survival Tips When Reminders Fail)

Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

The Internet Ate My Brain (3 Basic ADHD Survival Tips When Reminders Fail)

Something terrible happened to me on the inaugural eve of Apple’s iCloud service going live. Something catastrophic. Apple’s MobileMe servers hiccuped and ate all of my calendars.

Remember that sound Superman made when Lois Lane died in the classic 1979 movie? Mine was louder.

Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

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ADHD: You Don’t Have To Click On Submit

The adult with ADHD can often lose track of time, especially when becoming hyperfocused on something like expressing their opinion online. If a blog or article sets me off, I will let myself write away, but when I am done I check to make sure I haven’t written too much. Sometimes I’ll edit it down to a manageable size. Many times I’ll just delete the whole thing and move on. I have found that there are moments when the comment isn’t worth the time it would take to edit it. Not every ADHD turd can be polished into a shiny comment. Sometimes it’s just a rambling turd.

ADHD: You Don’t Have To Click On Submit

I have been blogging for nearly seven years about ADHD. In that time, I have had many, many intelligent comments made on my articles. I’ve also had some doozies. I won’t reprint them here because I don’t want to embarrass anybody, but you’ve probably seen them and scratched your head. Some of them may have even been written by me.

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ADHD: It’s 4am. Do You Know Where Your Mind Is?

Do you find you and your ADHD noggin leaping out of bed at all hours of the night to work on something you left unfinished or suddenly remembered? Or perhaps you race out of bed every time you come up with a new idea that ABSOLUTELY MUST BE BROUGHT TO LIFE THAT VERY SECOND. If so, today’s article is just for you.

ADHD: It’s 4am. Do You Know Where Your Mind Is?

Do you find you and your ADHD noggin leaping out of bed at all hours of the night to work on something you left unfinished or suddenly remembered? Or perhaps you race out of bed every time you come up with a new idea that ABSOLUTELY MUST BE BROUGHT TO LIFE THAT VERY SECOND. If so, today’s article is just for you.

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Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

Can you train yourself to overcome ADHD? You can if you remember to do it. Of course, with ADHD that’s a tall order.

The task last week seemed simple enough. It was my first week back on the job and I wanted to impress. Write two new blogs and find people to be interviewed for the HealthyPlace TV & Radio shows. I could do that—easy.

It’s true that the first blog was a day late because we hadn’t worked out all the details of my rehire, but I wrote it in time even if it wasn’t posted in time. But what happened to the second blog?

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One Less Iron in My ADHD Fire

Got too many irons in the fire? Running out of room in the furnace you call your schedule? Maybe it’s time to focus in on your core projects so you can actually complete them.

One Less Iron in My ADHD Fire

Got too many irons in the fire? Running out of room in the furnace you call your schedule? Maybe it’s time to focus in on your core projects so you can actually complete them. That’s what I’m doing with this very last ADDaboy! article.

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ADHD and the To Do Remix

ADHD and the To Do Remix

To Do lists are often the only way I can remember all the various things I’m supposed to get done. Yet when ADHD fueled boredom settles in, managing and maintaining To Do lists is the very last thing on earth I want to do. Here’s a tip I have found to keep To Do lists effective over time.

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ADHD and Intensity – 6 Tips for Damage Control

Being in the presence of an ADHD solution supernova tends to burn people. Obviously, it is better to not let your intensity get away from you, but sometimes you aren’t even aware it is happening. This is why it’s important to train yourself to put out fires afterwards. Yes, you may have saved the day, but at what cost? Try these tips to see if you can salvage relationships from the fire:

ADHD and Intensity – 6 Tips for Damage Control

One aspect of ADHD in adults that is hard for the non-ADHD to cope with is our intensity. This can be very off-putting for them—like “I think I’d rather walk from Salt Lake to Boston than drive with you” levels of off-puttingnessiveness. What’s an ADHD adult to do?

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ADHD Q&A: How Does Love Survive the Onslaught of ADHD?

“It didn’t matter to me that you had it, it was just who you were.” ADHD can be hard on a relationship, but love truly does conquer all.

ADHD Q&A: How Does Love Survive the Onslaught of ADHD?

Last month, Reader Wilda wrote about adult ADHD and relationships: “What advice do you have for those who are dating those with this illness (AD/HD), and how do they become husband and wife, knowing what they are getting into?”

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ADHD Q&A: How Do I Stop Myself From Making Social Gaffes?

A reader asks “How do I stop myself from making social gaffes?” Good question. I’ve got three solutions for you.

ADHD Q&A: How Do I Stop Myself From Making Social Gaffes?

Somewhere, on the net last week, I read how somebody was constantly rubbing boot polish off his teeth. What a clever metaphor for putting your foot in your mouth all the time. Made me laugh. Yeah, I know what that tastes like (tastes like). That’s why I write about it so much. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Laughter and Friends Fix Most ADHD Gaffes. That inspired Reader Jane to ask me a question…

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ADDaboy! #4 – Tips to Break the ADHD Insomnia Chain

If you struggle with ADHD and insomnia, then you may be able to relate to my pain. I’m a raving night zombie, but I’ve come up with a plan to help me break the chain. Now, if only I would follow it.

ADDaboy! #4 – Tips to Break the ADHD Insomnia Chain

If you struggle with ADHD and insomnia, then you may be able to relate to my pain. I’m a raving night zombie, but I’ve come up with a plan to help me break the chain. Now, if only I would follow it.

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