In the past few years I have come a long way when it comes to managing my ADD. I am far from perfect though and still have quite a few "ADD Moments" For for me part of managing my ADD is learning how to deal with those inevitable ADD Moments.

One of the import step I take when I have an "ADD moment" is to stop and step away from the situation. I then do a little self talk and remind myself that it’s not the end of the world. Sure things didn’t go the way I wanted them to go but things will be okay. In the end I am now able to laugh at most of my "ADD Moments" too.

How do you deal with your "ADD Moments"?

    7 replies to "Dealing with ADD Moments"

    • cooldude11

      Hi Tara,

      Just a quick note to let you know that I appreciate what you do and am very grateful to be one of the lucky ones to find the truth. After many years of living an almost non-functional life I finally landed in the right place. ADD is an often misunderstood diagnosis and more people need to be aware of it. There are many people wrongfully diagnosed with so-called incurable disorders when ADD is being the culprit. This has been my experience and according to doctors I am Bi-polar, manic depressive, mood disorder related, and several others. None are true. Since I have had the chance to discover ADD , a lifestyle change is all I needed. A change in diet and a couple of cups of coffee a day has really turned things around for me. Goodbye medications! I don’t need them anymore! Of course, growing up with ADD has given me some personality traits that need special attention and that takes alot of time to change! But at least most of the answers are there. Thanks again for making this a part of your life and ours.


    • Ben

      I have always and still do have ADD moments. Once in awhile I have a day full of them. One thing that helps me is a quote from Winston Churchill….

      ” Sucess is not final.Failure is not fatal.It is the courage to continue that counts”

    • dorla

      it is nice to know I am not alone. when I was growing up I thought there was something wrong with me. I was 51 when I was diagnosed and now I handle things a little better but man when I have an add moment sometimes it just makes me laugh and other times wow.

    • Tammy Crawley

      Hi there Tara…This was the first message I received, after looking online about how to thrive with ADD. I can honestly say, that usually my whole entire day feels like one big ADD moment! AHHHHH! I don’t know well enough how to cope with my differences to make things work the way I want them to in my home. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done, or I just can’t bring myself to do it, or I forget, or….whatever the case may be, although my intention is to have an organized, well time-managed day- it doesn’t seem to happen that way. And it frustrates me because I want it so bad. Where the heck do I start?

    • deborah Satterthwaite

      On a daily basis I try to remember that my Add is a plus not a minus, although sometimes I get frustrated, I try to turn my ANTs in to a positive slant. I pay attention to all the newsletters and also
      read many books, I am a volunteer for ADDresources and in school for my Chemical
      Dependency Counselors Degree( as I think there are stong arguments of co-occuring disorders) Being a nurse for 28 yrs, I am looking forward to sharing knowledge and
      caring as an ADD coach.

    • Lori McKay

      I think my ADD helps me to be a creative thinker, I also notice more in my enviorment than others. Sometimes this can cause mental kaos, other times I can fore see things that are about to happen before others. The biggest problem is when I suddenly burst out verbal infomation, tears, or any thing that I wish I kept to myself. When I take ADD meds I can control this and others do not have an advantage over me then.

    • Robert Hed

      I am 80 years old and have ADD as long as I can remember. My problems began in grade school and have continued to this day.

      My problem is that it is virtually impossible for me to recall any information from my brain without some external prompting. I well remember my Mom sending me to the store for six items and I came home with three. She said that I would forget my head if it wasn’t fastened on. This has replayed in my life thousands of times since then.

      Some test have shown that as far as intellegence is concerned that I rank in the upper 25% of garduate students at the U of Minnesota but that doesn’t help if you cannot recall the information without external help.

      I wonder how many there are like me out there today?


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