Sorry to hear about your troubles but relieved to hear it might be a common ADD trait. I think my constant double-checking is part of poor working memory. I do some work and then forget about it minutes later. At work, I use a “task list,” a list of actions to perform each hour, day, week or month. A detailed to-do list. I also keep a running computer entry by 5-10-15 minute blocks depending on the depth of details needed. (I have to report my actions in detail to my supervisor.) Even then the lists are only partially successful. I need to be a human tape recorder in my current job.
I find talking to myself (verbal reinforcement) helps. (I think about doing something — later I’m second guessing myself- – did I really do the action or just think about it.) So I say outloud what I am doing (example: I’m now taking mail downstairs.” Then take the mail downstairs.) Drives my super crazy but it helps me. So there.
I concur with the comment about proofing — have someone else proof your work. If you can. I just reread this post outloud to make sure I didn’t leave out words or goof up the words I intended to write. I tend to think of a word in my head and either leave it out or type a similar word which may be irrelevant to message.REPORT ABUSE