- Balancing of physical needs: proper food and water intake, proper sleep, sufficient movement each day, and relaxation of the eyes
- Balancing of emotional needs
- Balancing of intellectual needs
- Balancing of caregivers’ needs
Handling attention deficit designations can cause much work on the part of caregivers (parents and guardians). Caregivers must be aware that their actions towards the A-D designee influence the A-D exhibition. The more balanced the A-D designee, the less symptoms exhibited.
Ways to balance A-D-afflicted people
- Drink a glass of water upon rising each morning.
- Eat a proper breakfast before school or work (most breakfast cereals, chocolate milk, and quick snacky foods do not count as proper breakfast foods).
- Plan movement into every day: walking, dancing, biking, swimming, running, jumping, skipping, etc.
- Take frequent breaks from TV watching, from lengthy computer and mobile device work and play, and from prolonged viewing of oneself in mirrors.
- Take part in activities that better other people, the environment, and animals.
- Take part in housecleaning, home plant care, outdoor home care, etc. Each person should share in these tasks.
- Observe nature every day, even if there is only a single plant near one’s home. The more nature is observed, the more developed a person’s observation and focus skills.
- Challenge oneself through reading, puzzles, riddles, learning to play a musical instrument, learning to enjoy something that originally appeared to be boring.
Overcoming the stigma of being A-D afflicted
People who have been classified or sort-of classified as ADD or ADHD should not lower their expectations of themselves. They should see themselves as normal people who need to attend to their body’s conversation. If the body is signaling that it has been sitting too long, it probably has—time to move. They should aim for living in balance and in harmony with their environment.
Changes for all
Everyone who lives in the hustle-bustle of today’s society needs to add more moments of nature into their lives. More deep breathing, more sleep. Better awareness of food intake (less processed stuff) and of physical activity. More focus on building connections with other people and with the society.