Three Helpful Things for ADD ADHD
Everyone agrees that certain things are helpful for anyone but especially helpful for those of us with ADD ADHD:
And I would add, getting out-of-doors.
I’ve been practicing a simple form of meditation for years. I find it helpful, but difficult.
On a good day, I can meditate for maybe 10 minutes, on a very good day.
Meditation helps me with the inner sense of time pressure –“Rush, hurry, urgency, so much to do and so little time to do it in!” This is an ADD ADHD symptom.
Meditation helps this. But of course, this same time pressure gets in the way of meditating.
(I will probably write more about time pressure in the next post. Probably.)
For now I’m continuing my short daily meditation but experimenting with meditation light.
In our new living situation, I need to walk the dog three times a day. I could see this is a burden. It takes up precious time. But it’s an opportunity. It gets me out-of-doors. There’s a bench where I sit for a minute and pet the dog. I’m going to count this time as meditation.
There’s also a Koi pond. I enjoy just looking at the fish. I’m getting to know some of them individually. I’m going to count this as meditation as well.
So I plan to continue the morning meditation but I’ll try to feel less pressured about it — –“I need to meditate. I don’t have time to meditate. I’m not meditating long enough.”
(These damn voices!)
Do you think this will work? Do you think it will count as “meditation light”?