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!
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.
Last week I tuned in for a session with Stephanie Sarkis and Laurie Dupar on the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit. What caught my attention was when she and Laurie started talking about diaphragmatic breathing.
Busy minds and bodies can match busy places and times. And then there are places and times that call for calmer minds and calmer bodies. Our bodies are so connected to our minds that they can help each other settle, with Elevator Practice.
Get inspired to practice mindfulness. Download and print our Benefits of Mindfulness for ADHD infographic, designed for easy printing on letter-size paper. Hang it on your fridge, bulletin board, or wall to help keep you practicing! No more 'out of sight, out of mind'.
Wherever you turn for your media, the message is the same. We’re in love with the idea of mindfulness. This mindfulness craze resonates for many people, but especially those with ADHD. Because a mindfulness practice can help us pay attention better, resist distractions, be less impulsive, remember what we are doing in the moment…
Feeling scattered, shaky, or unsure can affect your ability to focus your thoughts, gain confidence or move forward.
You can get in the habit of using your attention as a tool – a personal tool to settle those thoughts and emotions - enough to make goals, follow plans, and move forward. First you practice settling…
Walking Practice brings your attention to the present moment, over and over again – with every step.
The goal is to BE where you are, not to GET anywhere. Simply BE. One step at a time.
Find a small space, a flat surface – grass, concrete, a rug – where you can walk without obstacles…