One of the basic concepts of mindfulness is that there is more right with us than wrong with us. It is true! And so easy to forget. ADHD symptoms can make people feel on a daily basis that they are constantly running to catch up and probably never will. Or they can get caught up in chronic anxiety that they might have forgotten an important task or errand. They can think thoughts like, “What’s wrong with me?” or “I’m so stupid!” or “Why can’t I get it together?”
I invite you to pause for just a moment, take a few slow deep breaths, and relax. Now think back over the past few days. What did you experience that had less to do with getting things done and more to do with the deeper aspects of who you are? Were you kind, wise, funny, creative, communicative, appreciative, caring to yourself or others, or just enjoying this gift that is your life?
It is so common to judge ourselves, keep moving as fast as we can, feel stress, and overlook what is “right” with us and our lives. And this is especially true for people with AD/HD!