“Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “For a very small handful of people with attention deficit disorder, it may actually be a replacement for stimulants, but, for most, it’s complementary — something they should absolutely do, along with taking meds, to help […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen For people with ADHD, moving the mind and moving the body seem to be related. I’ve talked before about how fidgeting helps people with ADHD concentrate, which is why telling someone with ADHD to “sit still and pay attention” is often a contradiction. But what if we go further than just fidgeting – does […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Even though it’s 2021, not much seems that different than a week ago. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined a year ago. For older teens and young adults, the markers of how you’ve defined yourself–school, music, sports, friends, parties, work have shifted dramatically in 2020. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Christopher Bergland Accomplishing goals that require focus and grace under pressure is practically impossible if you’re overexcited or easily distracted. The ability to stay laser-focused and ignore distractions while simultaneously curbing impulsiveness and not “spazzing out” is key to achieving peak performance in life and sport. Experiencing attention deficits or being prone to impulsivity can interfere with goal-directed behavior. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD brains crave structure. Planners, timers, and reward systems are common and effective (if boring) tools for creating the scaffolding we need to get focused, motivated, and in control of ADHD symptoms. But there’s another hack that, frankly, doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: music! Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Curt Steinhorst If you’ve heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you probably know that its symptoms include impulsivity, difficulty focusing, poor time management, problems prioritizing, and short attention span. And it’s taxing for those who struggle to overcome it. In the workplace, something quite similar and widespread plagues companies, and it wears the innocent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What do innumerable Zoom meetings, an unceasingly stressful new cycle, a pandemic, working from home, a steady stream of smart phone alerts, and general uncertainty all have in common? Each of these strains our ability to feel centered, focus, and get things done. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Pushpak Pawar 12 Tips to Improve Your Concentration If you’ve ever found it difficult to get through a challenging task at work, studied for an important exam, or spent time on a finicky project, you might have wished you could increase your ability to concentrate. Concentration refers to the mental effort you direct toward […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn A common struggle for ADHD? Focusing on priorities.Often this is a distraction issue. But, not always. I find sometimes clients don’t focus on their priorities because they have no idea what their priorities even are. If you have a five page to do list but you still can’t decide what to work […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Lynn Weiss, PH.D. Does your ADHD brain tune out and have a hard time paying attention, to your best friend who has invited you to coffee to explain why she broke up with the love of her life? Two sentences into her sad story, your mind has wandered. You hate to admit it, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.