anonymous asked:

Ugh my ADHD symptoms have been weirdly more noticeable this week... I've just been messing up a lot because of stupid forgetfulness(small things that add up). At least I'm going to see my psych this week I can ask her to up the dose(just started medication a month ago on Bupropion at the lowest dose--> worked wonderfully on my depression ... not so much on my ADHD thus far).

Are you eating well (high protein), exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep? How is your stress? These things all affect ADHD symptoms, so the better you can do at keeping them all level, the better you’ll do with and without medication.

-J

Quick Tips for Relieving Stress

1. Go for a walk around the block – and even longer if you have the time.

2. Make faces in a mirror to reduce the muscle tension (and the chances are it will make you laugh as well).

3. Stretch – and loosen the muscles in the shoulders, neck and jaw

4. Make a thankfulness list.

5. Find a place to withdraw from everyone. Five minutes on your own can really make a world of difference!

6. Turn off your phone and any message notifications.

7. Switch off the inner critic in your head.

8. Look for humour in the situation.

9. Have a cup of herbal tea.

10. Eat a banana. It increases your levels of potassium (which are depleted in times of stress) and gives an immediate boost in energy.

If anyone’s freaking out about failing classes or flunking a huge final, just know that I failed my first year of college so hard I actually got put on probation but I’m about a month away from having a bachelors degree in a field I actually enjoy and I just need you to know that this may be a setback, but it’s not the end, trust me. If you want to talk, I’m always right here!

Take a minute

Dear everyone who’s extremely stressed with whatever work you may have right now,
I love you and I feel you. You are strong and you can do this and when you do it will feel so amazing. You have a beautiful brain and the things you can do are absolutely astonishing. I know you can do this, keep going and you’ll get there. I love you so much

Love,
Someone like you