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    Idiots Guide to The Serenity Prayer

    Grant me the serenity to accept everything that isn't me
    The courage to change anything that is me
    And the presence of mind to recognize the difference #serenityprayer #bepresent #focus

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    Keep myself busy.

    I've learned over time how important hobbies are to me. Even after learning that I then had to learn how to work on one thing at a time. I'm not perfect at it but I try. I recently made this "Steal Your Face" with my 3D pen. Classic Grateful Dead artwork. I did it in 2 days which for me is quite an accomplishment. It's not the level of skill but rather that I put all my focus into accomplishing one thing at a time. Keep your eye on the prize.
    #AdultADHD #ADHD #Bipolar #Anxiety #Manic #depressive #Mania #Depression #Recovery #drugaddict #alcoholic #focus

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    #ADHD #OtherMentalHealth #focus

    I think one of the biggest problems ADHD people face is transitioning. Whether it is having to leave the house to go to a doctor's appointment or whether it is coming home from that doctor's appointment and needing to sit down and work. Changing from one thing to another is very difficult for ADHDers to do. At this very moment, it is 5:15 pm where I am. It takes me forever to get to sleep, consequently, I don't get up until the day is half over. I don't have the energy to pick up a thing.

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    #ADHD #MentalHealthHero #MentalHealth #focus

    My ADHD starts telling my brain the list of triggers that then having me procrastinating and making excuses. I’m not ready because I need to do this, I need this before I can start, etc. That would and still does hurl me down a rabbit hole. The only thing that I have found that helps is one of two things. One is just to sit down and start doing it or two just sit down, see if it can be broken down into parts, and start it. It is horrible and people without ADHD have a very hard time understanding this part.

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    Music is vital medicine

    Music has always been my comfort. It may change, but I can always stay with any artist or song since music never dies. I love so many different types of music.
    Right now my saving grace is What Makes You Country by Luke Bryan.
    #Music #stressrelief #artist #focus #Calming #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Paranoia #BipolarDisorder #Insomnia

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    True Motivation #Motivation #Depression #ADHD #focus #Mindfulness #beingpresent

    Rushing and working more willfully to the finish line won't make the finish line come faster because the finishing line becomes the starting line

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    Do you use your phone for distracting bad thoughts?

    Am I the only one? I’m on my phone a lot. It helps my brain to focus on one thing. Otherwise my brain would get disoriented. My thoughts jump from one thing to another and a lot of times to thinking of very bad things I could do to myself.

    Of course, I stop on certain times like driving, eating or talking to someone.
    People think I’m rude. At this point I don’t care. I have no time or effort explaining to everyone why I’m always on my phone. I’m honestly just keeping myself safe.
    #Anxiety #focus #Depression #Selfcare


    Because of anxiety I white knuckle the steering wheel. Even when turning I dont let go. Any suggestions to help me turn off this anxiety auto pilot?

    #Anxiety #ADHD anxiety #social anxiety #Anxietydepression #focus #Spooniehack


    I hate answering the phone cuz it requires the mental focus to carry on a conversation? Anyone else only texts? #Fatigue #chronic #focus #Pain

    #adrenal fatigue #ADHD


    Mindfulness gives you a Super Power? #Mindfulness

    Making some time tonight in a quiet corner where you can think about all the times you felt bad or angry or depressed because of what someone said or did during the day. Thinking about how these feelings affected your work or the way you interacted with people. Chances are that your reaction to a bad situation affected your life more than anyone else. This is the space where mindfulness plays an important role; the space between an experience and your reaction to it. Being mindful is a mental state where you take a step back to become aware of your feelings, emotions, thoughts, and sensations. When you are aware of what you're going through, you also gain more clarity on how to react in a way that's best for you. In today's times, staying focused and balanced even when you're surrounded by chaos is nothing short of a superpower. If you find that hard to take in, these 8 reasons should convince you why you should start becoming more mindful.

    Mindfulness Makes You Smarter

     One of the most effective ways to increase mindfulness is through meditation. A 2012study by UCLA found that long-term meditators had more folds in their brain's cortex compared to those who do not meditate. This could explain why people who meditate can process information faster and not dwell on events of the past. By practicing focused breathing meditation for just 15 minutes a day, you can remove existing bias and think more clearly.

     Mindfulness Improves Your Mood

     Another study showed that mindfulness can actually help you feel better. When a group of U.S. marines preparing for deployment spent two hours each week practicing mindfulness meditation training for eight weeks, they showed significant improvements in moods and working memory, which allows for short-term retrieval and storage of information. If mindfulness meditation can help marines who regularly go through high-stress and emotional situations, it's not hard to imagine how much it can help make your life easier.

     3. Mindfulness Increases Empathy

     If you look at great leaders and humanitarians across the world, the one thing you will find common in all of them is empathy and compassion. The more you understand the people around you, the more you learn to live in harmony. A study conducted by the Northeastern University College of Science found that even a brief meditation intervention made participants 50% more compassionate

     Mindfulness Keeps You Focused

    A zen practice which involves thinking about not thinking. that sounds bizarre, studies have found that mindfulness affects your ability to stay focused. A zen meditation technique where the person remains aware of their breathing while dismissing stray thoughts brings the mind back into focus. #Meditation #focus #DBT #BPD