As the proud owner of an ADHD brain, you already know that sometimes our minds just do what they want to do without a lot of input from us. Though we come with no owner’s manual, we learn what we can in order to function well and move through the world as successfully as we can. This can produce a lot of fluctuation in mood and energy levels on a day to day basis. If we are not careful, this can leave us in a rut, held captive by whether or not today is a “good day.”
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!
Mindfulness is now considered a clinical intervention for many problems and disorders, including ADHD. As part of a complete treatment plan for ADHD, researchers continue to ask Does Mindfulness reduce ADHD symptoms and improve attention? So, these researchers did a review of the effectiveness of Mindfulness for ADHD.
Like almost anything else in this world, there isn’t just one way to meditate… there are several different ways to go about it. Though all of these approaches are valid in helping you calm your mind and they all reap various benefits of meditation, we have found that two types of meditation are particularly helpful to those with ADHD: Focused Attention and Open Monitoring.
I was excited to be invited to be a special guest for Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast Episode 278: Staying Mindful During the Holidays!
I joined ADHD Coach Nikki Kinzer and broadcaster Pete Wright (also an adult with ADHD) to discuss ways that mindfulness can help people with ADHD stay calm during the holiday season.
Practicing mindfulness—especially engaging in a regular mindfulness practice— can calm the emotions and benefit many of the “executive functions” by improving metacognition. Metacognition is a conscious awareness, or the ability to notice, think about, and regulate your thoughts and, thereby, choices.
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.