Meditation, my ADHD, and me

Meditation can be a good way to relax and relieve stress and anxiety. It can help anyone. And, if you have ADHD/ADD, there are definitely some added benefits. It can help us calm our thoughts, and calm our hyperactivity, just to name a few. I have found out that it is beneficial for us in more ways that one. It can be an alternative to medication. Or something to help, when you use medication.

Over the last few weeks, I have done some meditation of my own. Whether it’s doing it while dropping off my son at daycare, or whether it’s just as I’m settling down for bed, I will try to meditate a little bit every day.

For instance, after dropping off my girls at the bus and my little guy at daycare, I’ll put on on meditation/calm music on my phone, put on my headphones, walk home from the daycare (15 minutes), and just focus on breathing and calming my thoughts.

Before bed, I’ll do a similar thing. Put on some quiet and soothing music. I’ll put some on, when I come up with my kids. And then once the kids are settled and/or asleep, I’ll get into bed and settle down myself. I’ll lay in bed and focus on breathing.

Honestly, I can say that it has been somewhat helpful for me. It has helped me fall asleep, calm my thoughts, and get rid of any stress, anxiety, and any other negative feeling that I might be feeling. It has been pretty helpful.
I know it can seem hard and maybe even impossible for an ADHDer/ADDer to be able to meditate, or do some mindful awareness, and things like that. But it is possible. Like a lot of things, it does take a lot of work and time, but we can do it.

So, I would recommend this to anyone. Whether you have ADHD/ADD, or anxiety, or depression, or none, I think it can still be good and healthy for us and our minds. I am going to keep doing this, and most likely try to find other ways to meditate.

So, if you’re interested in reading more, here are a few. And these might be more for ADHDers/ADDers, but hopefully, they can still be helpful in some ways.
www.additudemag.com/mindfulness-meditation-for-adhd/
www.additudemag.com/how-to-meditate-for-adhd-symptoms.
Mindfullyadd.com/adhd-mindfulness-craze/

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