Ten things that help — ADD Tip o the day 173

If we have ADD or ADHD, here are some things that are helpful:

1. adequate sleep

2. exercise

3. meditation (tho it’s hard to do)

4. massage

5. journaling

6. yoga

7. structure

8. spend some time outdoors

9. prayer

10. and of course, strategies  (Your Life Can be Better: using strategies for adult ADD/ADHD)

makes a difference

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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5 Responses to Ten things that help — ADD Tip o the day 173

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  2. Thank you!
    two of your points are especially interesting
    there is more than one kind of special state of consciousness, and prayer may be one, and meditation another, and just being aware of and open to the spiritual may be one also, and prayer would be one form of that?
    the hyper vigilance could result from ADD. thats an interesting thought too. maybe we have learned that we are so likely to screw up that we tend to be on hyper alert. that may be an obstacle to the spiritual. I know about the trying to figure things out, as tho its all up to me, and i work on releasing that.
    thank you for commenting

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  3. Anonymous says:

    pardon my asking…what is the difference between prayer and mediation? thanks…

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    • just wrote a long detailed reply which seems to have gotten lost in the computer (ADD). will try again:
      I am not the expert on this. my opinion – prayer, talking to and listening to God or to your concept of a higher power, if you prefer. meditation- a special way of not getting involved in your thoughts, which produces a special state of consciousness. i am a fan of both. (the lost answer was better of course)

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      • Anonymous says:

        i think the prior answer was meant to be lost.

        your current, posted comment/response is, i find, a truth i relate to very strongly: ‘a special state of consciousness’ envelopes me when i remember to invite spirit into almost any equation that boggles my mind. i’m soothed and inspired by the notion and the practice of allowing spirit/higher power to guide my steps. when i remember to do this, i don’t allow vital energy to be consumed through my futile efforts to try and figure everything out! perhaps some individual’s predisposition towards hypervigilence is a direct byproduct of a d d ? i think this is true for me.

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