Navigating ADHD and anxiety can feel overwhelming at times. However, even your most restless or anxious thoughts don’t have to be a barrier to mindfulness. Instead, you can use the challenges you face as opportunities to practice self-acceptance along with self-compassion. Breathe deep, create some space around your worries or self-judgments, and explore the two practices below to nurture your well-being and your neurodiverse brain.
Notice Your Need to Fidget
You can use the challenges you face as opportunities to practice self-acceptance along with self-compassion.
Stimming, short for self-stimulation, is a common behavior for most folks but a more frequent habit for people with ADHD. This might look like chronic hair twisting, finger drumming, or knee bouncing, among other things. For most, it happens in a state of hyperfocus or boredom. Some people stim to manage anxiety or sensory overwhelm. There’s nothing wrong with the need to stim, but bringing mindfulness to the habit can be a stress management exercise that also helps you understand why you stim, and if there’s something else going on that needs addressing.A Mindfulness Practice for Working with ADHD and Anxiety
Try this 10-minute practice…