When I am stressed, worried, feel overloaded, I look at the mountains and remark that they were here long before I came and they will be here long after I’m gone. It helps put things in perspective.
When I am fishing, I don’t think deep philosophical thoughts about where the water comes from, or how it is flowing to the sea, or how the river is never the same twice; I merely enjoy the water. It is stress relieving.
When I sit and watch the birds, which is not so easy to do if we have ADD or ADHD, I just enjoy them. It is relaxing. Sometimes I think that they are fully engaged in their lives, just as I am, and that their lives are short, just like mine. But usually I just sit and watch.
Anything that reduces stress helps with ADD or ADHD symptoms. Outdoors is one on the list of ten that helps. I will write on structure next, the last one to cover. Saying that adds some structure.