Over the last few days I have been experiencing an ADHD high. By this I mean that my ADHD has been kicked into high gear and I have been unable to stay on topic for more than 10 seconds. I talked at about 200 words per minute and slept only a few hours. A lot of this energy was devoted to getting my classroom and lesson plans prepared for the start are school, which is next week.
As I have studied ADHD through my Masters degree, myself and my students, I have noticed that we ADHD suffers tend to experience periods of highs and crashes. Being on a high can be very annoying at night time (or in a professional meeting). However, it is also wonderful because during this time, if we are taught the skills, we are able to harness our creativity and put it to good use. I was able to cross off a lot of the items on my to-do list and my classroom looks great! I am feeling wonderful about this upcoming school year.
Considering I have only had 3 hours of sleep in the last 48 hours, I knew I had to try and help the high disappear. I have had a two week high and let me tell you, the crash that follows is horrible! Now, I help my mind calm down, I found a very slow and purposeful yoga practice to follow. I turned on a very dim light and shut out all other noises. I focused on allowing my mind and body relax and prepare for sleep. I feel so relaxed and for the first time in quite a while my mind is quiet!
Cheers to a good night sleep!
OK! Even though I have been having an amazing year of healing, I have gained some weight… around 10 pounds. UGH! I know it could be worse, but I am not liking how I am feeling with the extra weight I am carrying around. So, I am “super-charging” my workouts and have added a few things in my garage gym! A few of the items are a little “ghetto” but I am very excited about it! Check it out!
It’s very difficult trying to do yoga with a dog attached to my foot! I love her though!
There was a small whisper in the back of my mind all day that kept saying, “You need to workout. You need to workout.” Of course, as usual, I ignored it. I came up with any excuse in the book:
-I had to clean
-I was hungry
-Just after this episode
-I need a nap
-Just one more episode
-I just ate, I have to wait an hour
After many hours of finding a way around working out, I just made myself get up and do my yoga practice, and what do you know? I feel amazing! Isn’t it funny how we will go out of our way to avoid the smallest workout routine, however, once we have finally finished it, we feel so much better!? I am glad I finally made myself get up and Yoga! 🙂
Yoga is rad!
It doesn’t make me sad!
It’s totally not a fad!
When I’m done, I always feel glad!
**I find it relaxing to write like a 1st grader sometimes! It was fun!**
Finally, after a month and a half, I am back to my yoga practice! Work has been crazy so I have put my fitness goals on hold. Now I’m going to focus on myself again 🙂 Of course, The dogs wanted to join in!
I’m thrilled to be back doing yoga this morning! I have been on the road and away from home for the past few days, which was a lot of fun, but there was a lot of sitting involved. My muscles have become very tight so it was wonderful to loosen them up! Since I have been back the dogs haven’t left my side and were very intrigued when I was doing my stretches!
I love my job and I love working out, however, I can’t always muster up the energy to do both in one day recently. This week has been NUTS and I can feel my body getting tight and ache-y, and I know I can really use some yoga! It is just difficult to combine going back to work after the summer and using my remaining energy to workout. I know it is not difficult, but goodness, I can’t motivate myself this week! Teaching can drain your day (always in a positive way).
What do you guys do to motivate yourself to workout after a long, tiring day?
My darling husband informs me this evening that I am grumpy, just after I snap at him for sneezing and yawning too loudly. He casts me a strange and mischievous look and proceeds to yawn excessively, and purposefully loudly. Of course, I snap at him again for always being loud and he continues to laugh and tell me how grumpy I am. I really didn’t realize I was so grumpy until I got snippy with my dog for trying to cuddle me! Oops! Looks like I really was irritable. I decided to do a few minutes of yoga, to release the excessive amount of tension I was carrying around all day, and now I feel so much better!
Even though I was outrageously grumpy, I’m glad my husband got a good laugh out it all! What a rascal!
I woke up with a slight bit of anxiety, but I was not going to allow it to keep me from experiencing the adventure that each day brings. My husband, being the amazing man he is, lightened my mood by joking and playing around to make me laugh. We stayed in bed and just relaxed, since we have been on the run the entire week. I then, even though I had almost no motivation, practiced some yoga. It felt incredible to stretch and strengthen my body when it felt so right and bogged down by anxiety. Of course, my lovely little pups were a bit of a hindrance to getting into my headspace. But of course I will always love them!
After yoga, I went outside to journal and study my bible. The temperature was perfect and I felt my anxiety ease away and I was able to find peace. I do continue to take my medication but I have discovered that medication is not something that we should be totally dependent on. It’s important to learn natural coping skills that help refocus our thoughts and open our chests.
I am looking forward to conquering my day and I hope you all are able to do the same. However, if you’re in a darker place, remember that all darkness will pass when the dawn comes. The light is coming. Do not loose heart.