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Peace On Earth

If you're a Christian or a celebrant of Christmas traditions, it's almost here. And if you have ADHD, then the good news is that it's almost over. Well, the good news is that it's almost here and it's almost over also. If you are like me, you love this season because of the memories, because of family and friends and acceptance and love and traditions that are wonderful and heartwarming. and at the same time you are upset with yourself for the things that didn't get done, the faux pas that were made, the inappropriate comments, the forgotten deeds that went undone ....
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The Greatest ADHD Gift

Well, we're down to the wire now, aren't we? I mean, if you're a Christian, or if you aren't but celebrate Christmas, it's just four days from now. If you're Pagan, then you're looking at today as your big day, Saturnalia, or Yule. If you're Pagan and ADHD you're in the middle of the tornado now. If you have ADHD, and you're in the habit of holidaying at all, you're quite possibly in need of some kind of intervention right about now.
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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like ADHD Christmas

I tell you, every year around this time, I start seeing where I've made my mistakes. Every year around this time I start understanding how I've gotten myself into another mess. And every year around this time, I swear I won't let it happen again next year. And I usually don't. Well, that is to say, I don't let it happen the SAME way. It just always seems to happen. This year, for instance, is another year without Christmas for me. You might recall that the last few years I've sort of avoided having any Christmas in my own home. The day would come and go without any tree or decorations there.
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The Up Side Of Distraction

Being distracted is easy. Well, it's easy for me. The trick to being good at being distracted is to just let your mind go and be in the zone. And if you're a natural at it, it's a really wonderful ride. It's like being the best at a sport or activity that you really love. Of course I don't love being distracted when it turns out that I should have been focused on something specific and important. Well, I don't like that I was distracted when I realize it. But in truth, at the time, I did actually love being distracted. Because not realizing I was supposed to be concentrating on something else is what distraction is.
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Get It Done

Today, if you're reading this when it's fresh, is December the 14th. There are ten days left 'til Christmas Eve. And that title up there is a bit misleading. I'm not trying to tell you to get busy. You're doing that to yourself already, aren't you? You're fretting and stewing about what you've agreed to do and how much of it there is actually still time to get done. You're worrying about what you've forgotten. You're even worrying that someone is going to ask you to do something else. Or worse yet, they'll mention something that needs
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ADHD … Stand Back

I know I have ADHD. And I also know that it affects me in many ways. I know that ADHD is behind many of my short comings. I know that there are some things that happen in my brain because of it, and many more things that don't happen because of it. And I can often trace the cause of many things in my life to my ADHD. And that's great, to know why things happen, to be able to say that it is understandable, that helps a lot.
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Thinking Inside The Box

I'm moving. I've sold the house. I've got less than a month to be out. And yes ... I have to pack. It's not so easy, it turns out. You'd think it would just be a case of packing it all as you find it, taking it to where you're going, and then unpacking. Not the case. So not the case at all. For starters, I'm downsizing. That was the plan right from the start. Since my wife passed away, the house I live in has been waaaay too big for me.
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ADHD On The Move

Yes. I'm moving. I know I've mentioned it, so don't be pretending like I haven't told you. And while I'm moving I have some other things to do. I have three music gigs in front of me. There's the holiday celebrations, including parties. I'm still curling. I may or may not have promised baking to some people. Of course I'm going to blow it somewhere along the way. I'm a person with ADHD.
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A Note From The Past

Last Wednesday I talked about the importance of making notes. I mentioned how just the act of writing something down would often help me remember things. Then on Friday I told about how my constant companion, my note pad, went through all but the ringer on laundry day. Lather, rinse, repeat! And yes, I was thankful that the act of writing things down is more important than the keeping of the notes. And I also mentioned that I have been remiss in relating my holiday experiences and sharing my tricks for surviving the holidays without being incarcerated.
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Schrödinger’s Notes

Well, I've done it. I've really lodged myself in to a predicament now. Those of you who are following along may, at this point, be wondering what I'm talking about. You may be saying to yourself, "Is he referring to having promised holiday content and not delivered?" Or you might be saying, "Oh, oh, has something gone wrong with the sale of the house? Like, maybe it's going ahead and he's realizing he's got a month to do three weeks worth of work but no time for the three months of overthinking he'll have to do to get that three weeks work done?" Or you might be thinking, "Has he run out of coffee?"
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