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The Communication Problem

Communication Problems

I have a problem communicating. Actually, I have problems communicating. Plural problems.

And ADHD is behind them. Or at least my ADHD makes them worse.

And that means to be a good communicator, I need to guard myself, find coping mechanisms, put them in place and keep them there.

And the problems start with ...
Distraction
If communication is the art of conveying ideas, abstracts, and concepts clearly and succinctly, distraction is the art of...
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Writing With ADHD

What's the story?

How does this work? Well, much like any other task, the less time my attention is required, the better the outcome.

And yes, I've written over a thousand posts, but I've done them one at a time ... mostly.

But now I'm in a kind of bad place. Not with the blogs I write, with a novel I was working on.

You see, it stopped suddenly and it took me some months...
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The Illusion Of ADHD

The disorder is real, what about the perception?

That title might make you think that I don't believe ADHD exists.

But you know me better than that, right?

There is an illusion surrounding ADHD, but only the gullible could ever believe it doesn't exist in the face of the still mounting tidal wave of evidence of its reality.
So what's the illusion?
The illusion has to do with the fact that ADHD is a spectrum...
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Successful Vacationing with ADHD

But that's not what I'm talking about ...

While I was away, I published my 1000 post.

I'm accepting congratulations for that, but ...

It was a post like any other that I've written. And since I wrote it before I went on holidays, I wasn't aware at the time that it was the one thousandth post I had written for this blog.

So, no fanfare occurred, my boss didn't pat me on the back...
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It’s Not That I’m Not Interested

... maybe

I know. It sometimes seems like I'm not paying attention.

But there's a really good reason for that. Sometimes, I'm not paying attention.

But listen, don't take it personally, it isn't you, it's more likely to be what you're talking about.

And it isn't that it isn't important enough, it's just that ... well ...
It could
It could be one of several things.

If I've already heard it before, I've already heard it before. Listening...
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How To Make The Best Mistakes

Make the best ones ...

How do you know when you've made a mistake? You're going to say that something goes wrong, right? Well, you're mistaken.

When something goes wrong you've caused a problem, but unless you regret it, it wasn't a mistake.

If you did it on purpose, even if something goes wrong, if you don't regret it, it wasn't a mistake.

If you did it intentionally, and now you regret it ... yep, mistake.

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I’m Tired

... so tired ...

It's Monday. The weekend was hard. Not my fault, things were all settled for the whole thing to run smoothly, and it didn't.

Firstly, we were supposed to meet the propane furnace repair man at our other place on Saturday afternoon. He had a cancellation and went to our place in the morning, early, without notifying us ... who does that.

When he got there, he couldn't get in....
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Not A Day Goes By …

Not even one ...

There are some things that are a part of life for some of us.

For instance, you may not know it to look at me, but I'm an alcoholic. And not a day goes by that I don't wish I could just say "Screwitol" and sit myself down with a nice tall drink.

Or seventeen of them.

The other thing that people can't see when they look at me is my ADHD.
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