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One skill people with ADHD must prioritize learning is how to calm down.
Your level of anxiety, your physical restlessness, your racing mind. Any one of these can burn you out if allowed to get out of control on a regular basis.
I was speaking to a new client this morning who is living with ADHD and experiencing a common problem. She described how the demands of her job is making her anxious, overwhelmed etc. Can you relate?
Yes, the demands of work and from the relationships in your life can leave you feeling like the demands on your energy will never stop.
So much to deal with that you fret even when not at work or talking to anyone. See an issue with this? Fretting is something you do to contribute to the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.
Knowing how to calm your mind and body is a powerful way to preserve your energy for the things deemed to be most important.
What’s most important is derived from learning to set clear goals, learning to say NO more often and deciding to prioritize self care.
I’ve spent decades disciplining my mind to remain calm even under intense circumstances. I can do this while facing a problem head on.
Even if you can’t (yet), every bit of effort you put into increasing your calm can exponentially improve the quality of your life simply because you aren’t walking around in threat mode.
What do you need to make this happen for yourself?