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Re: work-arounds

Re: work-arounds2011-10-02T14:24:23+00:00

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I agree – the ADD specialist I saw said the meds just dial down the “popcorn maker brain” so you can think more clearly, but it’s not a magic pill. I still have to make choices every moment on where I direct my focus and energy, and work on old habits.

I have some experience with working with the breath and meditation techniques, and am currently seeing a psychotherapist who helps with this, although he’s not knowledgeable about ADD. He’s been helpful in getting me to actually see habits and patterns, since it’s hard to change them if you don’t know they are running your life for you. The first step is always awareness. That means that you’ll start to see the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s not pretty. Sometimes it will feel as though things are getting worse, when you’re just becoming more aware of what’s going on in your head.

It’s not a quick fix, but over time, if you work on the techniques, you may find yourself less reactive in difficult circumstances. That’s definitely been the case for me.