Wow. Thank you all so much for helping me know I am not alone.
I’m a 50 year old medical doctor who realized that I have ADD after my son was diagnosed with it. EVERYTHING you say in this thread applies to me, and has been a problem all of my life.
I found the advice of being compassionate with myself, doing what I can, writing to do lists, and taking pride in the things I do most helpful. Also, start small, but just start.
Am procrastinating leaving for work right now, but am so glad I found you all!