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.
Mindfulness and eating are a natural fit. What other activity do we give as little attention to while we’re doing it, while relying on habits to make choices, not always to our benefit? Eating like this means nothing more artificial than aiming to pay attention to eating while eating.
Think of mindfulness practices as short routines or “gym” sessions that exercise your executive functions. Performed consistently, mindfulness practices strengthen executive function fitness for ADHD folks and help you to be more mindfully fit.
"Shoulds" pile up, get listed on your to-do list, and sometimes make you feel guilty for not getting to. So instead of focusing on what you should do, let’s forget about shoulds and focus on what you should not do.
Mindfulness is not something I've ever pictured myself doing because it involved things I felt I was incapable of doing. I have ADHD. Sitting still and I are like frienemies. Until I learned to start with STOP.
Mindfulness seems like an obvious tool for ADHD, addressing core areas that are most problematic like attention, distractibility, memory, and emotions. But doubt comes flooding in as people think about actually practicing mindfulness for ADHD. Time to change that. In this eBook, we look at myths versus realities about mindfulness for ADHD.
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'.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between mindfulness and meditation? Both mindfulness and meditation are helpful techniques for ADHD. Understanding how to use each might help you in designing your practice. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the everyday moment. Meditation enhances your ability to be more mindful…
Adults with ADHD are often skeptical that anyone with ADHD can make a mindful habit. They point out that routine is challenging with ADHD, sitting still on purpose even harder, and silencing thoughts hardest of all. In order to create the mindfulness habit for ADHD all that is needed is the right approach…
Follow these 4 steps to design an ADHD-Informed Practice for mindfulness and meditation that is customized just for you.
1. Use As-If Planning:
As-if you could follow your plan without any issues or problems getting in your way, what would you want your mindful practice to look like?
Ask yourself these questions…