In this article we answer a ton of the most important questions that concern ADHD and the like. We also show you 6 ways to heal ADHD. We say the like because many people don’t check all he boxes for ADHD, but still cannot control their impulses. They have obsessive thoughts. They are compulsive and could do with working out how to control, manage and heal their ADHD like symptoms. Today, most people have these symptoms from time to time. Our world is faced based, and within our bodies our minds too are moving faster, along with our hearts. So let’s answer some of he most important questions here, starting with the obvious:
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit disorder, or ADHD, is a misleading name for an intriguing kind of mind. ADHD is a name for a collection of symptoms, some positive, some negative. For many people, ADD or ADHD is not a disorder but a trait, a way of being in the world. When it impairs their lives, then it becomes a disorder. But once they learn to manage its disorderly aspects, they can take full advantage of the many talents and gifts embedded in this sparkling kind of mind. Having ADD is like having a turbocharged race-car brain. If you take certain specific steps, then you can take advantage of the benefits ADHD conveys—while avoiding the disasters it can create. The diagnostic manual of mental problems, called the DSM-IV, defines ADHD by a set of eighteen symptoms. To qualify for the diagnosis you need six.
What are the 6 ways to heal ADHD?
1. Positive human contact. Due to our disconnected culture, people these days don’t get enough smiles, hugs, waves hello, and warm handshakes. Positive human contact is as important as, if not more so than, a good night’s sleep or a proper diet.
2. Reduce electronics (e.g., television, video games, the Internet). Studies have shown that too much “electronic time” predisposes to ADD. Don’t use electronics an hour before bed. The phone light itself is bad enough. Read. Meditate. Go on silent retreats. Slow the mind.
3. Sleep. Enough sleep is the amount of sleep that allows you to wake up without an alarm clock. Without enough sleep, you’ll act like you have ADD whether or not you have it. This takes practice.
4. Diet. Eat a balanced diet. Eat protein as part of breakfast. Protein is the best long-lasting source of brain fuel. Don’t self-medicate with drugs, alcohol, or carbohydrates. Consider taking the various supplements. Adding omega-3 fatty acids to the diet is useful for health in general. We suggest fish oil as the best source of the omega-3 fatty acids. Adding antioxidants to the diet can also help. Grapeseed extract is one of nature’s most potent sources of antioxidants; so are blueberries.
5. Exercise. Regular exercise is one of the best tonics you can give your brain. Even if it’s just walking for fifteen minutes, exercise every day. Exercise stimulates the production of epinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, which is exactly what the medications we treat ADD with do. So, exercising is like taking medication for ADD in a holistic, natural way.
6. Prayer or meditation. Both of these help to calm and focus the mind. Get your faith back on the go if your life is not working. Life, God and almost everything else is bigger and wiser than you. So get humble fast. Pray every morning and evening. Are you willing to do this? How will you do it and why?
More about ADHD and our crazy lifestyles
The core symptoms of ADD are excessive distractibility, impulsivity, and restlessness. These can lead both children and adults to underachieve at school, at work, in relationships and marriage, and in all other settings. Focus is key to learning, growing and producing the best version of yourself possible.
Did you know ADHS has advantages? Here are a couple:
• Many creative talents, usually underdeveloped until the diagnosis is made
• Original, out-of-the-box thinking
• Tendency toward an unusual way of looking at life, a zany sense of humor, an unpredictable approach to anything and everything
• Remarkable persistence and resilience, if not stubbornness
• Warm-hearted and generous behavior
• Highly intuitive style
People with ADHD styled symptoms, they all have something in common. They all have an itch they can’t ever quite scratch. Their attempts to scratch may lead them to become workaholics, or to take extreme risks, or to scratch the itch with drugs, alcohol, food, sex, or gambling. There are good ways to scratch and bad. Traditionally, people look at this problem through the lens of morality, a lens that was discussed previously. People who do the various things named above usually receive a judgment, not a diagnosis. At best, people say they don’t have their priorities straight. At worst, they are condemned. But I want to invite you now to look at what’s going on through the lens of brain science, not the lens of morality.
Awareness is the first step to recovering from the symptoms of this issue. Then acceptance is key. Slowing down, getting rid of the vague dissatisfaction people with this are prone to have and becoming able to focus, relax and process thoughts and feelings normally are of benefit in most areas of ones life.
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