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How to Slow Down and Proceed with Caution

Posted by Mindy Katz on October 19, 2015 in ADHD at Work, Flourish with ADHD, Tips & Tools |

ADHD Awareness Month – Day 19

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Sometimes we don’t even notice when our brains are going full speed ahead. We don’t realize that we might be better served if we were to slow down and proceed with caution.

One way that I conceptualize the hyperactivity of the ADHD brain is to imagine it full of electricity, crackling and popping, overcharged with energy, ideas, thoughts and emotions.Electric Brain

Wouldn’t it be nice to short circuit that snap, crackle and pop to get some peace and quiet? The solution is nearer than you may have thought: it is one breath away.

Take a breath. Not one of those shallow breaths that start and end in your chest. A real breath: one that starts in your belly and rises up through your chest. Exhale. Notice your brain now. Is it slower, less frenetic? Do you feel like you have a grip again, even if it is only for a nanosecond? Enjoy the break, even if it is momentary.

The next time everything is swirling around you, try taking a breath to short circuit the cycle that makes you feel overwhelmed. With practice, a few breaths can give you the relief you need and the chance to find a new perspective.

When everything seems to be swirling around you, what can you do to remember to take a breath?

Email me Mindy@YourLife-PlanB.com and let me know how can I help you catch your breath.

 

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