On October 1, I challenged myself to do three things every day of October: write a blog entry, walk two miles (or do equivalent exercise), and practice 45 minutes of yoga.
The last day of October is here, and this is my 31st blog entry! Quantity is undoubtedly not quality, but I hope that most of the posts have conveyed something useful. If you’ve been following along, I hope you have been introduced to some people and web sites in the ADHD world that will make your life more understandable and enjoyable.
Up until yesterday I also had an umblemished record as far as my commitment to exercise and yoga, but yesterday when the time came I couldn’t bring myself to get moving. Last evening, we attended two very interesting presentations in Fairfax, Virginia, at Bridges Therapy and Wellness Center, about an hour’s drive from our home. If you are in our area, go here to see a calendar of their upcoming presentations, some of which may be related to ADHD.
We didn’t return until after 10 last night, and I couldn’t make myself do the exercise and yoga. I felt OK about that decision, since it had been a stressful day and that was the best choice for me last night. Sometimes we need to be kind to ourselves.
So now I’m pondering what happens next.
As far as this blog is concerned, my plan is to move to weekly posting, most often on Wednesdays. If you are interested in keeping up with my world of ADHD and the larger world of ADHD as well, sign up and you’ll hear from me with a short post once a week.
I also plan to stick with the yoga and walk/exercise as a daily regimen. Exercise is clearly essential for general health, but it is also vital for ADHD health. And I just love yoga. The DVD I discovered this fall is perfect for relaxation and stretching, but some strength and balance are elements I’ll be looking to introduce soon.
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