The sounds of chaos in the ADHD Brain….
My son has been taking African drumming classes for the last 6 weeks.
Last night I joined in.
It was great fun. I really enjoyed the challenge of keeping the rhythm. It was easy to do when I only had to follow what the teacher was doing.
But the moment there were other rhythms involved, it got harder. My hand kept trying to follow all the rhythms at once. I often ended up getting completely out of sync. It all sounded like chaos in a drum kit.
My solution was to close my eyes, and focus on counting the beat of my rhythm. To do my best to ignore the rest of the group.
It was the only way I could stay connected to what I was doing.
This is how it often feels in my ADHD brain
When there is a lot going on, lots of disparate tasks on the to-do list, and lots of ideas flying around in my head, it can be hard to focus on getting to the task in hand.
When there are 30 things I could do at any moment, how to stay focused on actually doing anything?
It’s a real challenge I’m sure all my fellow ADHDers can relate to…
And the solution is the same….
“Close your eyes” and focus on the beat of the task in hand.
Even if it’s only for 5 minutes…
I can’t always do it. Sometimes it’s impossible.
But I do know that when I can apply that approach, I get LOTS done in a day.
When I try to follow the path of all the rhythms, all I get is the chaos.
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