It’s no secret that people with ADHD often have a hard time relaxing. Whether it’s because of the constant stream of thoughts running through your head or the never-ending to-do list.
It’s important to find ways to relax, both for your mental health and your overall well-being. Here are Five Ways to do just that:
- Practice Deep Breathing – One of the quickest and easiest ways to relax your mind is to take some deep breaths.
- Try Journaling – Writing down your thoughts can help you to organize them and make them less daunting.
- Learn Meditation – Meditation is a mindfulness practice that can help you to focus on the present moment and let go of intrusive thoughts.
- Maintain Boundaries – It’s important to set boundaries for yourself, both mentally and physically. This means learning to say “no” when you need to and setting aside time each day for yourself where you can relax.
- Replace “I’ll Do It Later!” – The 5-Second Rule is a helpful tool for people with ADHD who tend to procrastinate. Whenever something that you need to do or take care of pops into your mind, act on it within five seconds. This jump-starts the brain into action before your mind has enough time to talk yourself out of doing the thing you know you need to do but might not want to do.
Relaxation is key for people with ADHD, but it can be difficult to achieve when the mind is always racing.
By trying some deep breathing, journaling, meditation, boundary-setting, and using the 5-Second Rule, you can begin to take control of your ADHD and lead a more peaceful life. Have you tried any of these tips to help you relax with ADHD?
Comment below with the tip that is most helpful for you.