To say that I live my life in distraction would be an understatement. Adult ADHD is the number one obstacle to me accomplishing what I want to in the time I have allotted myself. There’s always something new to do, somewhere I have to be, and let’s not act like I am spacing my work out. I need something that I can use every day to help me manage my stress and keep my focus. Enter mindfulness, right? Well, not exactly.
Does morning planning seem like something that everyone else can do, but eludes you? You really are not alone! When you arrive at the office, or wherever you begin your day, try Mindful Morning Planning Using STOP to see if you can develop the habit of morning planning. This article has a companion infographic for you to download, print, and hang on your wall!
This is the audio recording and transcript of a conversation with Laurie Dupar which originally aired as part of the 2017 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit. The presentation was titled Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot and Stop Crashing!
Expanding Breath can be a foundational and helpful practice for settling and really creating focus.
It connects your mind and the core of your body a little bit more with each breath.
Try one, two, or three and notice for yourself that you can bring back your attention.
For this Parade Practice, we’re going to focus our attention primarily on thoughts for this practice.
We’re not erasing, ignoring or clearing them away, we’re going to practice observing them, in all their – busy, crowded, racing, demanding your attention – glory.
Without judgment, we’ll practice observing whatever is present.
Only have a couple of seconds? Want to practice doing mindfulness during your day? Try these 10 Mini Check Ins to see which ones work well for you.
Regulating and possibly releasing extra energy can be especially helpful if you have ADHD. Power On, Power Off is an energetic practice that you can use when you need to settle - both mind and body..
Soft Belly Breath can be a helpful practice for settling and creating focus, after just a single breath.
It connects your mind and your body a little bit more with each repetition.
Try one, two or three and notice for yourself what you create in your body, in your mind. This is your practice, your tool for focusing from the inside.
The following is the audio recording and transcript of Four Steps to Mindfulness, which originally aired as part of the 2016 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit hosted by Laurie Dupar.
Attention shifts, drifts, jumps, wanders and returns. Strengthen your attention - practice the return. This is Finger Press practice.