ADHD can be stressful; however, there are ways to both reduce
ADHD stress and improve the negative effects of ADHD.

Having ADHD is stressful! Forgetting important belongings, arriving
late to appointments, always feeling like you are putting fires
out, and no time to relax are just a few examples. It is also a
catch 22 situation as when you are stressed your ADHD becomes
worse. There is; however, good news. There is lots that can be done
to both reduce the negative effects of ADD, and reduce your stress. Here are 5
top tips to reduce your stress level.

1)      Exercise

Exercise is a great stress-buster. Not only does it relax the body
and mind and reduce the chance of diseases; exercise helps your
ADHD by improving attention and focus, increasing memory and
reducing anxiety. Start to
exercise for 30 minutes every day and notice the benefits

2)      Omega 3

Many studies have shown that people who consume omega 3 supplements
on a regular basis are better able to handle stressful situations
and the less one consumes, the higher the stress level.

Omega 3 is an incredible addition to everyone’s diet who has ADD as
it helps the ADD brain in a similar way that prescribed drugs such
as Ritalin do.

3)      Meditation

When you meditate, your whole body, and mind, relaxes. Your heart
rate slows down, your blood pressure reduces, and there is a
reduction in the production of the stress hormone cortisol. Your
mind ages more slowly and you have clearer thought. In terms of
your ADD, meditation has a remarkable effect as it increases
cognitive functioning and concentration and improves self esteem
and confidence.

ADHD Meditation

4)      Sleep

When we sleep, our body restores itself. Sleep keeps us physically
healthy and mentally sharp. It is ironic that when we are stressed
we allow ourselves less time to sleep. Getting enough sleep is
particularly important for an adult with ADD as lack of sleep makes
ADHD systems greatly increase.

ADHD Sleep

5) Your Personal De-Stressor Techniques

You have probably developed a knowledge of what relaxes you. Some
people bake, others iron (the repetitive motion is very relaxing)
others take a bubble bath or watch an inspirational movie. Make
sure you add your own, fun de-stressor techniques into your life

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