Living with ADHD is stressful.
(So is living with someone with ADHD.)
Meditation, breaks, getting outdoors, exercise, are all helpful.
Some of my favorite tools for stress or anxiety are breathing tools.
Here’s my latest favorite. Think what you want to have and what you want to get rid of. My lists:
Breathe In: Love, Compassion, Equanimity, Patience, Empathy, Peace
Breathe Out: pressure, anxiety, impatience, irritability, resentment, grudges
Do this three times.
I do this early every morning, and it helps.
There are many breathing tools. I also use:
6 in, rest two, 8 out, rest two. Three times.
and – the alternate nostril – in on right, out on left, in on left, out on right.
and – breathe in thru nose, hold it as long as comfortable, breathe out thru mouth very very s l o w l y. Three times.
Find which one or ones work for you. They get increasingly better with practice.
Personal Notes O the Day:
- Gripe – The novel was published May 25. I ordered ten copies to my address in Santa Fe. Over the next several days I ordered copies for others. They began getting them, while I sat anxiously waiting and watching the tracking report:
Shipped with UPS Tracking ID: 1ZA288930364013359
Sunday, June 6 5:29 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility.West Columbia, SC USMonday, June 7 10:00 AMHodgkins, IL US9:25 PMPackage has left the carrier facility.Hodgkins, IL US2. Gripe: Politics – The system is broken.3. Gripe: WordPress – it’s free, so what can I say? But they stuck ads on my posts. On the other hand, after they screwed up the input system, they fixed an option to use the old one.
- Gripe: I didn’t want this numeral two here or the three and four below, but WordPress won’t let me get rid of them. Ignore them.
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