Sit! —- ADD Tip o the day 243

New idea!  – think it’s gonna be great!  if you have ADD or ADHD, or even if you don’t—–

Went to weekend event, wasn’t what I’d expected, but was able to go into chapel by myself and SIT.  prayed a little, meditated a little, mostly just sat and didn’t do anything.  didn’t even try to meditate, didn’t care if i was thinking or not thinking or whatever, it was all ok.  and besides that, it was quiet.   (don’t we usually have the radio or tv or spotify on?)  sat for up to 30 minutes a couple of times –!!!!!.  never could do that before ( I have ADD).

Trying it at home, couple of times a day I stop and sit down and sit.  just sit.  for maybe 2-4 minutes.  it’s good, and i can do it (so far).  hope to continue this practice.  the idea of doing nothing is pretty foreign to me, but I’m enjoying it and think it’s helping me.

The inner flywheel stops for a minute, the pressure is off, the mind unclenches and relaxes.  Neat.  It feels good.  i like it.

This seems related to practicing awareness and to meditating, but it’s not – this is not doing anything.  except sit.

Will you try it?  and maybe comment on your experience?

  doug           add, adhd, coping with add, coping with adhd, relax, take it easy, living with add, living with adhd

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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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2 Responses to Sit! —- ADD Tip o the day 243

  1. Sometimes I’ll be dashing around not getting much done and glance outside to see my husband just sitting. I’ve always admired and rather envied his ability to work hard, be productive, then — just sit. Whenever I tried to join him, I just got too fidgety.

    After being diagnosed very recently and three years into retirement, i started taking medication for ADD. I’ve noticed little differences so far — once I do begin something, I’m able to see it through without looking for a way to multi-task, and — this : I’ve been able to join my husband in “just sitting.” Very satisfying.

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