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The first thing that I do every single day is to go the washroom. The second thing that I do is to go outside and move around. I have found no better way to start my day then to get outside. It doesn’t matter if it’s 20°C of -20°C outside, getting outside is great for for body and your brain. Especially if you can do a little exercise like go for a small walk.
Exercise provides your brain with something that it craves, Dopamine. In fact, when you exercise you benefit from a whole subset of endorphins that also include Serotonin and Norepinephrine. Exercise is going to be a key aspect of your ADHD treatment plan, along with eating a healthy diet with whole, natural foods. Try and stay away from the sugar.
Being outside is not only great for exercising, but we also get stimulation for our brains. Nature is amazing, and ever changing. If you can learn to stop and use your senses to Watch, Listen, Smell, and Feel, the various aspects of nature you would be so surprised with how happy that it makes you feel. You’ll find it hard to hold on to that feeling, but routine is key to beginning a daily trend of starting your day with some natural endorphins. When you are waiting for your medication to kick-in in the morning, can be the best time to get outside.
What are you waiting for? This is a short one, so get outside!