July 12, 2023
Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, warmer temperatures and sunny days mean one thing: summer has finally arrived. Summer is the season of play, rest and relaxation for people who wait all year for the flowers, the birds and fresh produce. For many adults with ADHD, summer can be a blessing and a curse. The break in familiar routines for maintaining mornings, bedtimes, exercise, cleaning, self-care or meals can be both freeing and destabilizing. Instead of knowing what to expect from day to day, vacations, kids out of school and family gatherings mean schedule changes and breaks in routines. Although you may crave a break from the daily work-life-family stress of your life, it can be tough to know how to actually shift gears and enjoy the change.
The Benefits of Rest
Ovid, one of the great poets of ancient Rome, wrote: “Take rest; a field that has rested gives bountiful crop.” What does it mean for adults with ADHD to rest? What does relaxation look like for you? There are countless benefits to getting proper rest. You…