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 hope this post was a pleasant surprise for you.
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