i highly recommend spirituality. it really does make life more meaningful. for some of us, the medication helps us focus enough to help us have a spiritual life. maybe it doesnt have to be either /or ?
have never been on medication... spirituality(not religion) has given me a way to look at my adhd in a positive
way and to believe in something bigger than myself.. something that is always with me, celebrates my adhdness.
a higher purpose for me as an adhd.. always there for me... when i first found out i'm adhd 4 years ago i
thought of it as i have an adhd angel, something that totally gets me the way i am and is on my side...
i think that we adhd's are visionaries and have so much to contribute... i used to think i was "weird and
different" in a negative way, now i am getting a new belief about being weird... i am a unique being, with many
talents and gifts..
I have always felt more spiritual my whole life, but I have also currently used medication. Do I notice a difference? For myself, not enough of a difference. I have done Yoga, I have done long walks (we have 16acres of treed land), I have tried music......but I can't seem to stay focused long enough to keep up with any one task! I believe the meditation/spirituality would benefit me. Any suggestions? I would also be interested in anyone's ideas on anything with a husband who isn't ADD and is a very practical man. Our youngest daughter & I are diagnosed ADD/ADHD respectively. Anything out there to help it make "sense" to him. He's very open to these tools. He's supportive and patient when my "scatter brain" is active lol.
congratulations on an open and supportive partner. have you gotten the adhd effect on marriage by melissa melov? i'd recommend it. meditiation is great tho difficult, i'd suggest the simplist form. don't try for 'having no thoughts'. and exercise is great. good luck
OMG! You said it bang on, "no thoughts". It's why I have such a hard time sticking with Yoga. I can't "turn it off". I will look up that book. Thank you.
what helped me with meditation was seeing my thoughts as clouds coming in and out of the
picture... just see them and let them keep going... not grabbing onto them, just noticing and
practice letting the "clouds"(thoughts ) just go by... it takes practice over and over but will
become easier.. not judging when i grab onto a thought, just letting it go as i realize it
happening... over time i became more and more aware of "the thoughts".. one of my favorite
sayings is "let all thought go" by marc allen...
something else that helped me and still does is writing down all the thought that are coming
and then realize they are like a loop going over and over... then i became more familiar
with the ones i have and realize they are that loop, not what's really true.... i found the best
time to do was when i was fearful or depressed and then i would realize why i was feeling
that way when i would see what i was thinking... no wonder i felt bad... we are able with
practice to learn new thoughts and beliefs that are more encouraaging and helpful to tell
ourselves, and to get to where we can have some space and quiet in our minds...
let all thought go... the ego tells us its not safe to, but its very nourishing when we learn
thats a great approach. what i use isto just let the thoughts drift thru, not latch onto them or follow them. if i note that i'm stuck on a thought or train of thoughts i say my mantra to bring me back. shalom is a great montra.
my saying is-the train is pulling thru the station but you dont have to get on board. meditation is great, wish i could do it longer but my 5-10 minutes is helpful