Important for ADD or ADHD – will power etc. Turns out it’s not just will power. Research is showing that we awaken each AM with a limited pool of psychic energy, which gets used every time we exert will power, make a decision, problem solve or calculate. As it drops, it becomes more difficult to do any of those things. The energy pool can be partially replenished by food or a nap, and meditating adds to it.
I am no good at meditating, but do it every AM. I have a set time for it, so it has become a habit, like brushing my teeth. I cannot empty my mind, but just notice the thoughts and let them pass through without getting involved in them. When I do get involved, I say my mantra and let them go. I can only do this for 5 minutes, maybe 15 on a really good day. It noticeably makes the day go better.
The sitting may be a form of meditation, but I don’t think of it that way. I try to just sit for a few minutes several times a day and do nothing, physically or mentally. Preferably this is outside, and I can watch the clouds or the birds ( is that doing something?). This sitting helps too.
All of this helps thru the day to stay more focused, minimize getting distracted or feeling stressed or overloaded. That’s a great benefit with ADD or ADHD and makes me more productive.
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.