The Four Most Important Things You Can Do For Yourself, Repeated From the Previous Post, Because They Are So Important
(in order of importance)
- Stop smoking 2. Exercise 3. Meditate 4. Omega-3 fatty acid 5. get enough sleep
Vicki commented that sleep belongs on this list, so now there’s five – I promoted it from the list below. Thank you , Vicki.
Other Ways To Help Yourself
But here are many other ways, not in any particular order importance:
Stop drinking any sodas.
Watch the quality and quantity of what you eat.
Minimize contact with toxic people.
Minimize stress and have ways to cope with the unavoidable part (exercise, meditation, therapy, hobbies, etc.)
Get out of doors.
Make strategies to cope with problems.
Moderate alcohol intake (isn’t this both a verb and an adjective? That would work.)
Exercise your mind.
Be kind to yourself; minimize self-criticism.
Set realistic goals, not excessive expectations.
Practice awareness; pay attention to what’s going on, face your problems and deal with them.
For many people, a short mid-afternoon nap is helpful, if it doesn’t interfere with night time sleep.
For many people, small healthy between meal snacks are helpful.
Get help when needed. You don’t have to do it all by yourself. Getting help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength (I suspect this comment is aimed mostly at men?)
Important Note O the Day:
Many of these healthy tips are also specifically helpful for ADD ADHD.
Please share, which of these are you doing, and which ones not?
What can you add to this list?
#add #adhd @dougmkpdp @addstrategies @adhdstrategies