Lately I’ve been writing a lot about balance, and making your life easier, and also telling you how mine has sort of been out of control lately.
My ADD symptoms have really made themselves known in the past week or so. For instance, it’s almost midnight and I just remembered I was supposed to go to the bank today to get money for my husband. Oops.
Taking a look at what my life’s been like recently, I can see that there could be several reasons why things have gone off track:
- My stress level has been higher than usual
I’m not exercising, doing yoga, or meditating regularly
I’m not drinking enough water
I’m spending more time indoors
I have control over some of these things, and no control over others, like stress. I can control, however, how I react to stress, and that would help.
Attention Deficit Disorder doesn’t exist in a vacuum; it affects every part of our life and every part of our life affects it.
If you don’t sleep well or enough, your ADD symptoms will be worse.
If you eat junk food instead of the food your body and brain need, your ADD symptoms will be worse.
If you react to stress by worrying and fretting, your ADD symptoms will be worse.
There is a lot you can do to make ADD symptoms better that don’t involve taking a pill. Even if you do take medication for your ADD, making lifestyle changes can still make a difference.
I’m going to take a good hard look at my life tomorrow (after I go to the bank) and make some positive changes. I’m going to make time to give myself the things I need in order to function at my best. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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