Coping with ADHD Stress — ADHD Tip O the Day 961

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: 

  1. 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 US
    Monday, June 7  10:00 AM
    Package arrived at a carrier facility. Hodgkins, IL US
    9:25 PM
    Package has left the carrier facility.
    Hodgkins, IL US
    Mine finally arrived  Wednesday June 9. 
    2. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Welcome to the new members of the tribe.  Hope you enjoy the posts and find them useful and that you will comment.
    Research  Note O the Day -A recent study in the Journal of Pediatrics found that spanking young children had effects similar to adverse childhood events such as physical or emotional abuse, neglect, parental mental illness or substance abuse, and others.  One result was aggressive and violent behavior.
    Don’t I know it.  The Bully



A Model of the ADHD Brain


#ADHD, #adultADHD, @dougmkpdp,  @addstrategies, @adhdstrategies


Short Term Goals

You are stressing me.

About doug with ADHD

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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (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.
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4 Responses to Coping with ADHD Stress — ADHD Tip O the Day 961

  1. rammkatze says:

    Great post!


    • Ram
      hope you are doing well and not unduly stressed. i always appreciate your comments. thank you.
      best wishes


      • rammkatze says:

        I am doing fine, thank you. I bought your novel recently, but I think it will take me a while to get around to reading it. 😉


        • Ram – great! thank you for getting the book and i hope you get around to it soon and that you’ll post a review – i need the reviews. and of course, i hope you like it (but its certainly OK if you dont)
          looking forward to seeing your take on it
          best wishes

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