It is said that diamonds are made under extreme pressure. Me = diamond. Last year, I decided I would give up my home, my community, my comfort zone, and trust that wherever I went and whatever came next was exactly what I needed. I am now in a place that feels very tight, I have had
Her Anxiety by William Butler Yeats Earth in beauty dressed Awaits returning spring. All true love must die, Alter at the best Into some lesser thing. Prove that I lie. Such body lovers have, Such exacting breath, That they touch or sigh. Every touch they give, Love is nearer death. Prove that I lie.
Ever heard of positive reinforcement? It sounds nice, and in some cases, it can be good for us. However, the effects of positive reinforcement on things like anxiety and procrastination might be surprising to some in that they actually encourage and strengthen the problematic behaviour.
Procrastination is yet another fabulous perk of having ADHD. Not all procrastinators have ADHD and not all people with ADHD procrastinate, but this is for those who do or those who have loved ones with the affliction.
More than this I am interested in exploring the relationship between perfectionism and procrastination.
I have found Yoga to be an extremely helpful practice to manage the issues that stem from ADHD. Additionally, the physical aspect of Hatha is extremely beneficial to counteract the side effects of the ADHD medication I take.
With any learning or psychological difficulties, the best way to manage is to balance the body, mind, and spirit, since the problem is often the result of an imbalance. For instance, in ADHD the right brain is functioning at a higher capacity than the left so there is an imbalance in the use of each. Yoga is a holistic practice so it will not cause further imbalances by strengthening one part and not another.
I wanted to do another post on ASMR and explore its psychotherapeutic benefits. I share many of these videos because I believe in their ability to help heal the mind and body, but I am interested in learning more about how and why they are so helpful.
Part I of a series of reflections on Addictions. Exploring what they are, where they come from, and how we might use that knowledge to overcome them. I will share my personal struggle with caffeine, food, and nicotine addictions.