Daylight Savings began this past weekend, in the wee hours of the night between Saturday and Sunday morning. It is Thursday and I know I am still suffering and my children are suffering too. It has been like waking 5 zombies from the dead this past week. The Universe even buffered the situation for us with a snow day on Monday (we were already in the car when we found out, but glad not to have to make it through a work/school day). Tuesday was a 2-hour delay, thank you Universe for letting us sleep in, but, Wednesday and Thursday have been brutal. Did you know that shifting from daylight savings time has actually been proven to seriously disrupt the functioning of your brain and body. Check out the list below and a DIY Tip for keeping/getting yourself back on track.
If you struggle with Adult ADHD and feel like it is running, or perhaps ruining, your life. Then check out these strategies. They seem simple, but they work and they are all brain-based and backed by Science to prove their effectiveness.
Michael is 9 years old and has had challenges all of his life. He struggles because he was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a now has a wide variety of developmental disabilities that he is in the midst of overcoming. His biggest challenge is Executive Function Disorder which makes it difficult for him to stay organized and on task. He also suffers from ADHD which contributes to his difficulty focusing and controlling his impulsive behavior.
College students call ADHD drugs “Cognitive Steroid” while stay-at-home moms call it “Mother’s Little Helper”. Truth be told, neither really benefits from the medications and both are being duped into thinking they are more productive than they are by the drugs’ surge of dopamine production.