I am starting the process of getting diagnosed, so at the moment, I have only been able to explore natural options. These are a few areas that I struggle with and some ways I have found to help me deal with them.
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.
Self-compassion. What is it? Why do we need it? How do we get it? These are all the questions we need to answer to grow as humans. In fact, self-compassion is at the start of many of our ADHD journeys.
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.