8 Energy Boosters For The ADHD Mind

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Finding What Works For You!

It’s not uncommon for your energy to plummet to a low in the afternoon. In our podcast, Finding Your ADHD Recharge At The End Of The Day, we talk about some of the reasons this happens and how to keep your expectations in check with your energy level. 

In addition to what we covered in the podcast, here are 8 Energy Boosters to keep in mind! 

  1. Protect Your Sleep - Sleep is an essential piece to navigating your ADHD throughout the day. Pay attention to your evening and morning routines.

  2. Exercise - Increasing dopamine in your brain will help you feel more energized, focused and in a better mood.

  3. Watch What You Eat - Sugar is an energy zappers! Eat healthy snacks like almonds, fruits and vegetables.

  4. Drink water - Dehydration increases fatigue, let’s get hydrated and feel energized!

  5. Manage your expectations - Decrease the items on your daily to-do list.

  6. Set Boundaries - Pause, before saying yes to a new commitment. Take time to see how this fits with your current schedule, workload, etc. 

  7. Prioritize Downtime - Let go of the guilt and set an example, it’s good to put yourself first and make self-care a priority, which includes just having fun and relaxing!

  8. Get centered - If you’ve had a stressful day, take some time to recenter yourself before transitioning into the next task. You can try meditating or even just taking a few deep breathes outside to gather your thoughts.

Please don’t try all of these ideas at once, that in itself can be overwhelming. Choose one or two and work them into your day.

Thank you for your time and attention!

-Nikki