#ADHD Richmond #Schools Team’s Nathan Sears offers ideas if you’re angry or struggling.
Is it worth it?
Is it worth it is something I figured out while I was in school and it can be applied to many situations i.e when a teacher is having a go at you, or if your friends are doing something they shouldn’t, or if you’re getting stressed at anything: take a moment and just think … is it worth reacting to the situation? Will it create a better outcome? If it won’t, then there’s no point making life harder for yourself. (Sometimes when it comes to teachers depending on a situation, the argument can be worth it … but it just has to be handled in the correct way)
Defining the problem
This is where you will be in a situation where you are angry, or stressed, or even anxious. Again, take a step back from the situation (preferably before it’s escalated) – try to pin-point what action, event, words, person or situation has made you angry or stressed. You can define exactly what you are angry about, or with, so you won’t lash out in the wrong way. After you have defined the problem then you can add in ‘Is It Worth It’ to help make the decision of how you will handle things. These tricks won’t happen straight away and will take time and effort. This is just some stuff that has worked for me, not every time but has helped me a lot.
I found meditation can help with a range of things – from calming down to falling asleep – although I don’t do it as often as I should, it does help. It doesn’t have to be long meditation, it can just be a few seconds. The way to do it at first will be to find a quiet spot and close your eyes. All you have to do is take deep breaths until you feel calm. While you’re breathing, only think about your breath … nothing else at all. It’s hard and will take time and practice. It’s difficult to shut out everything else, but it will work once you figure it out.