Resolutions to Make Your Year the Best It Can Be
The beginning of the year is the ideal occasion to reflect back on the accomplishments from the last 12 months, and affords you the opportunity to turn your gaze forward and set goals for the next 12 months. When attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is in your life, it has the ability to shape much of what was done and what was not done.
You don’t have to fall into clichéd resolutions about losing weight or finishing that novel. The best New Year's resolutions will be those that target ADHD symptoms or emphasize their benefits to make the next year better than the last.
Here are the eight best ADHD resolutions to consider:
1. Take It Slow
When you have ADHD, speed will not be your friend. It will lead to mistakes, oversights and errors as you rush through the task at hand. The solution: go slow and steady.
Since people with ADHD have the tendency to feel sped up or like they are driven by a motor, slowing down past the point of comfort will allow you to arrive at the desired pace. To aid in this process, find new ways of being mindfully aware of your present state.
What are you doing? How are you feeling? By asking these questions, you will be more in touch with yourself.
Are you considering switching to a non-stimulant ADHD medication? While they take longer to work, they can have longer lasting effects. Learn more here.