…so I’ve been gone for a while

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:

Breathing Mindfulness:

  1. Sit down (or get into a comfortable position).
  2. Set a timer for 5 minutes.
  3. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
  4. When you have abstract thoughts label them as “thinking” and imagine yourself putting them on a shelf then re-focus on your breathing.
  5. 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.