Just imagine, you have been diagnosed with iMAD, aka ADHD/ADD. Finally some hope, some answers…. Now what? You can start your own plan for change as you track down professional help, if need be.
Here are the first two steps that will pave the way for constructive change:
1st:- Set your alarm for the same time every day. It doesn’t matter if you have no place to go. Start and maintain a time routine even if you have no place to go or no demands on your time. For instance, write down hour to hour what you want to see yourself do, even it is read the newspaper,
call your friend. This may be more difficult to do than you think, but give it a try anyway. The goal is to help you gain knowledge of how you use time.
2nd:- Buy a small note book or if you are more tech oriented, buy an app that lets you take notes. You want to start every morning listing things you want to accomplish for yourself vs. things you HAVE to accomplish each day. You also want to cross out items on the list you have finished and thus accomplished. The goal is to see what you like and want to do vs. demands you should do but may not like or even resent.
These two steps will help you manage your iMAD. If you don’t have 6 of either Hyperactivity or Inattention symptoms of iMAD but have some of the symptoms of distractability or hyperactivity, these two basic steps will help you too. Give it a try
and send us a comment- did it help? Did it not help? What was your experience?