Those of us with ADD or ADHD easily fall into a down mood. I have a new mantra to help combat that tendency –
At night : “Tomorrow is going to be a fantastic day, with many interesting surprises and full of beauty.” Repeat in the morning, ” Today will be —–“
Doesn’t that sound corny, all touchy feely and new agey? It does to me.
But it works. With my ADD, I don’t notice things, or if I notice them, they don’t really register (do you know what I mean?). The mantra seems to alert me; I am on the lookout for the surprises and the beauty, and I recognize and register them when they occur. And then it’s harder to get into or to stay in a down mood.
The robin in the tree top in mid-winter. The invitation to lunch. Getting paid an old debt that I had written off. The President’s news conference. A pleasant and helpful person on the phone at the insurance company -speak of surprises!
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.