New Year’s Resolutions are all about making a commitment to improving our lives and ourselves. Losing weight and exercising more remain the top two resolutions made by US adults, and those are fine self-improvement goals. However, if you look at the trends for Americans who are increasingly overweight and in danger of becoming diabetics, it takes more than just a lofty promise to ourselves on New Year’s Eve to accomplish a goal. It takes a plan.
Not Just a Promise… A Plan!
For the more than 5 million Americans with ADHD, a list of resolutions may include plans to become more organized, procrastinate less, channel your excess energy, and reconnect with friends and loved ones. A top 10 list of New Year’s Resolutions may include:
1. Channel that extra energy
Feelings of restlessness and the inability to wind down and relax is a true burden for those with ADHD whose brains are programmed into believing that there is still more to accomplish in any given day. Finding a way to channel that energy into something constructive provides a helpful benefit to yourself, and possibly others. Try working into an evening routine exercise that raises your heartbeat. Just 30 minutes of walking outdoors, in a mall, or on a treadmill or bicycling outdoors or on a stationary bike is often adequate to help the body and brain feel content with a productive workout. Extra energy could also be channeled into a hobby such as woodworking, automotives, crafts, and restoring antiques. Volunteers are needed more nowadays than ever, for churches, park districts, community centers, schools, and hospitals. Channeling your excess energy to positive use is accepting your ADHD as a true gift, and serves as an example to others how embracing your gift helps to overcome the negative stigma associated with ADHD.
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