Hey, sorry I have been away for a while. I took on a new job which had me really busy. I am back though and am working on something amazing that I’ll be talking more in depth about in the near future.
Lately I have been working on mindfulness. Over the last year I have wrote at length about how it can be helpful for people who struggle with ADHD. I’ve read a lot of things from all over the web but what I’ve noticed is a severe lack of information for people with ADHD from people who deal with it.
So as a show of things to come I have put together a mini exercise that I use before starting a project or reading something:
- Sit down (or get into a comfortable position).
- Set a timer for 5 minutes.
- Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
- When you have abstract thoughts label them as “thinking” and imagine yourself putting them on a shelf then re-focus on your breathing.
- Continue this until the timer runs out
And that’s it. If you can’t do it for 5 minutes then do it as long as possible and work up to it. Also, if you have a thought that keeps coming up then note it down and focus on it later.
I did this exercise before doing some research. This practice helped me focus and not get sidetracked and I hope it helps you too.