Winter ADD/ADHD Blues

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici/
Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici/

For those of us that have ADD and ADHD at this time of year in colder climates, it can present its challenges. Being limited in activities is difficult. At least in my world, if I’m not moving around I become less productive. It can be very difficult to stay motivated when the weather is bad, but challenges make us stronger.

Identify a way of staying active and stick with it. I cannot stress this enough. Those that stay active are always more productive. Even though it’s difficult to feel motivated when it’s extremely cold, don’t give up. You’ll feel much better when you accomplish a goal.

For children, it becomes an even bigger challenge. It’s very important for kids with ADD and ADHD to move around. Find activities they can do both at home and out with peers. On those winter days, it can be a challenge to want to leave the house. However, for children with ADHD, it’s usually a good idea to keep them active by taking them to various places. For example, some families like to take their children to indoor fun activity centers. To find one local, search the internet for high quality kids play places near me. This way, ADHD children can benefit from mental stimulation and active challenges, keeping them occupied. There are multiple other activities that can also work well for these children, take a look online to find some more.

For more helpful tips an suggestions, please check out my ADHD Guru podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. You can also find me on Twitter (@adhdguru) and Instagram (@adhdguru). Feel free to email me at [email protected] or call 877.398.ADHD (2343) with any additional questions.

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