Here are ten items to help you on your ADHD journey
Each helps address an ADHD challenge. If you have ADHD can use this gift list for ideas of what to put on your wish list. Or if your loved one has ADHD, it will give you suggestions of helpful gifts.
1. Stanley Quencher
Having a cup you like makes you more likely to feel motivated to drink. You can create games with yourself, for example, ‘By 10 am I will have drank 1 full cup of water)
This Stanley Cup is stylish and practical.
It will keep your water cool and has a lid so you can take it wherever you go throughout the day.
There are 26 colors to choose from, so you can pick your favorite.
2. Time Timer
Timers are a great way to help you focus, concentrate, and stay on task.
The Time timer is ADHD-friendly because it helps you see the passage of time.
3.Timex Unisex Watch
Time seems to travel differently when you have ADHD. Wearing a watch with a face (rather than digital) helps with time awareness . It gives you an understanding of how long tasks take and supports you to arrive on time for meetings, etc.
The only job this Timex watch has is to tell the time, and if you ever lose it, it won’t break the bank.
Including exercise in your life has many benefits when you have ADHD. Dr. Ratey says exercising is like a little bit of Prozac and a little Ritalin.
If you live somewhere icy and snowy in the winter, it can throw your exercise routine off.
Getting crampons was a game-changer for me because it allowed me to run outside all year.
If you have problems falling asleep, this sleep headband is fantastic.
You can listen to your favorite audiobook, meditation, or hypnosis as you fall asleep without hurting your ears if you roll over onto your side.
If you wake up in the night, you can press play again and drift off to sleep quickly.
Eating healthy whole foods (rather than and highly processed foods) helps ADHD symptoms,
Finding hassle-free ways to cook at home (where you know exactly what is in your food) helps your inner chef!
6. CUCKOO Rice Cooker
This rice cooker changed my life! It’s a bold claim, but it’s true. Trying to cook rice so that it tasted good and was ready at the same time as the rest of the meal used to be a pain.
I had a rice cooker made by a different company, but it leaked everywhere, and the rice didn’t taste that great.
Then a friend from Korren gave me this rice cooker (it’s a very popular brand there), and I suddenly understood why people are passionate about rice cookers.
This rice cooker makes perfect rice every single time. Each grain of rice is like a little fluffy cloud. It keeps the rice warm until the rest of the meal is ready.
Be warned, though, if you get this cooker, it’s hard not to be a rice snob when you eat at places that don’t know the secret to cooking good rice 🙂
7. Silicone Oven Mitt
Never burn yourself again, getting a dish out of the oven with a damp tea towel.
These oven mitts are robust and easy to clean and last for years. I have had mine for 10 years, and it is still going strong.
8. Digital Thermometer
This thermometer takes all the guesswork out of cooking. It’s great for meat as it removes all worries about accidentally poisoning yourself with undercooked chicken.
It is also good to check if your freezer is at the right temp etc
9. Kindle Paperwhite
If you can overcome the mental obstacle that reading on a Kindle isn’t the same as curling up with a book and turning the page, reading on a Kindle is joy.
One of the reasons I love mine so much is that you can change the font to the Open Dyslixa Font, which makes reading feel easier and do-able.
It’s great when you go on holiday because you can take your whole library of books with you and it weighs less than a paperback.
10. Untapped Brilliance Book
Last but not least, my book Untapped Brilliance. How to reach your full potential as an adult with ADHD. It outlines 11 lifestyle changes you can make to help your ADHD.
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