I am so grateful to be a guest blogger today. Although it has given me one more task to do, it also has given me the opportunity to Pause! Something I so needed to do.
I have been going from one thing to another, running my ADHD self ragged and actually making myself physically ill, putting myself and my needs last on the list.
The first thing that came to my mind as I started to relax and pause was the ancient Zen observation in Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, Getting into the Gap, “it’s the silence between the notes that makes the music.”
Over the last two weeks the noise in my life has been most unpleasant. Don’t get me wrong, there were some good moments and there was good reasons, but it was way out of balance! I wanted to remember what I learned last year in coaching, how do I get back on track?
I knew that I had to get back to the routine , my recipe for getting back on track, that I had established over the last year:
- Read favorite books such as
– Understand Your Brain, Get More Done by Ari Tuckman, and
– Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell, M.D and John J.
- Listen to podcasts that I enjoy. One of my favorites is
– ADHD reWired by Eric Tivers .
- Get outside for a bit of exercise.
So I put on my sneaks and my fanny pack full of plastic bags, clipped my two dogs to their leashes, put an earphone in my ear, started my podcast and headed out the door.
When I returned from my walk I realized with just that little bit of pause , the music was starting to return to my life.
I would like to encourage you, if you have ADHD, to join CHADD (http://www.chadd.org), get involved with your local CHADD Chapter, get a coach, do what you need to do in order to have music in your life rather than continuous noise.
I would like to end by sharing my excitement to be attending my first ADHD National Conference this year in New Orleans. It seemed like it would be impossible to get there but it was important to me, so I worked hard, figured out a way and made it possible. Ah, music to my ears, sounds like a bit of Jazz I believe!
How do you get back on track?
Dee H. is at a crossroads in her life. She continues moving forward while juggling career, college aged kids & family. She is passionate about supporting other families to help them avoid some of the pitfalls that come with having ADHD and help to eradicate the negative stigma.