Many people assume that self-awareness comes naturally. In reality, it can be hard to develop, especially for people with ADHD.
Dr. John J. Ratey’s book, “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”, not only taught me the basic neurology of mental health and ADHD, it completely changed the way I think about exercise. This article summarizes his explanation of how our brains get motivated.
To someone with ADHD, a daily routine can often mean the difference between success and failure. Routine provides an essential framework on which to build beneficial habits. These habits can benefit a person physically or mentally. Most typically we associate these routines with self-care but they can also be aligned with personal goals, relationship goals, or even professional goals.
Coping mechanisms are the strategies or skills people use to manage a problem. For people with ADHD these coping mechanisms help us manage life better.