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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 Late Night Impulse Control Vs. Sleep

ADHD Late Night Impulse Control Vs. Sleep

ADHD impulse control makes sleeping difficult. Here's a way to get sleep without worrying you'll forget to do something tomorrow or lose that creative idea.

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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You Can Control Your ADHD Impulses and Avoid B&E Charges!

You Can Control Your ADHD Impulses and Avoid B&E Charges!

Training yourself to pause and think can counter ADHD impulsivity and save you from social gaffes. Read about Douglas' latest close call.

Believe it or not, you truly can control your ADHD impulses and avoid being arrested for breaking and entering. All it takes is a few good thumps from the School of Hard Knocks to drive the lesson home, but even an air-headed dreamer such as myself can learn to avoid catastrophic lapses of impulse control.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Makes Kiddies ADHD?

According to Dr. Dimitri Christakis, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study, the results should be cautiously interpreted because they only tested a few tykes, but gosh darn if the data didn’t look bad for TV. He even felt the study suggested that media exposure is a public health issue. Why, that means the government can get involved and finally do something about all those brightly colored cleaning supplies who sing silly sea shanties to our children!

SpongeBob SquarePants Makes Kiddies ADHD?

I knew there was a reason I despised SpongeBob SquarePants and his shiny bottom. There was just something about that character that set my teeth on edge. It wasn’t the fact he was a talking sponge. It had nothing to do with his nasally voice. It didn’t even have anything to do with the inane plots or lame jokes. No, something about that squishy annoyance with the large proboscis filled me with an almost primeval loathing. And now I know why.

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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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Unintentional ADHD Intensity – A Heavy Tale of Woe

Last week I talked about the double edged sword of ADHD intensity. It could bring you to great creative heights, but also be hard on the people below. Ofttimes, however, that intensity is unintentionally released like an elemental force upon our loved ones when we are emotionally upset.

Unintentional ADHD Intensity – A Heavy Tale of Woe

Last week, I talked about the double edged sword of ADHD intensity. It could bring you to great creative heights, but also be hard on the people below. Ofttimes, that intensity is unintentionally released like an elemental force upon our loved ones when we are emotionally upset.

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Hyperfocus in Adult ADHD: Stuck in Gear

Hyperfocus in Adult ADHD: Stuck in Gear

ADHD hyperfocus makes it nearly impossible to shift gears and adapt to the flow when things change. Can you break out of ADHD's hyperfocus rut with impulsivity?

One aspect of hyperfocus in ADHD that I’ve not heard mentioned much is the inability to shift gears, or in other words, adapt to the flow when things change. You would think that an adult with ADHD would have spontaneity in the bag, but that golden attribute of ADHD impulsiveness is hampered when ADHD’s hyperfocus mode is engaged.

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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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3 ADHD Upsides to Fight Insecurity

We make the stupidest mistakes in loud and humiliating ways. Who could be surprised that ADHD leads to insecurity? Although I didn’t dispute it, I also thought that ADHD had been responsible for helping me overcome insecurity as well. How?

3 ADHD Upsides to Fight Insecurity

I was reading about ADHD symptoms the other day (because I apparently have no life) and thought how negative the list was overall. So much effort is spent on ADHD because of how dysfunctional it makes us when we try to fit into society. Take the criteria that ADHD gives adults a sense of insecurity. We make the stupidest mistakes in loud and humiliating ways. Who could be surprised that ADHD leads to insecurity? Although I didn’t dispute it, I also thought that ADHD had been responsible for helping me overcome insecurity as well. How?

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