Are you listening to your body? If you were to check in with your body right now, what would it tell you? Would it tell you that you are hungry, thirsty, tired, stressed, that you’ve been sitting at the computer too long, or that you have to go to the bathroom?
I tell my clients all the time that if you don’t listen to your body – eventually it will be heard!
Listening to your body is particularly difficult when you have ADHD. If you are constantly distracted by things or get easily caught in hyper-focus, it’s hard to remember to pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Ignoring messages of pain and discomfort can eventually have permanent repercussions. So, it’s important that you set up a system that reminds you to check in with yourself.
- Establish a timeframe to check in with yourself, like every 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
- Decide what you will ask yourself during your check in. For example, what do I need to start doing or stop doing to feel focused and energized right now?
- Choose a reminder tool to use like your computer, your cell phone or a habit changing device called MotivAider.