Tools to help manage ADHD: Subtle Fidgets for Adults

Fidget Toys for ADHD adultsFidget toys for ADHD can be beneficial in working with feelings of restlessness and using them more productively rather than fighting against them. The problem is, many of the fidget toys out there are marketed toward children - they're bright, shiny, obvious...not always appropriate for the adult world. Knowing that fidgeting and movement may actually help manage your focus, how can you, an ADHD adult, take advantage of this in a more controlled and subtle way?

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How Inside Out Teaches us about Emotions

Pixar's movie Inside Out has been massively successful since opening at the start of the summer, but what some people might not realize is how educational it is. Inside Out on its own is a well-done, entertaining movie, but it actually does a great job in helping children better understand their emotions, and in helping them wrap their heads around somewhat complex concepts related to emotions.

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The Potential Benefits of Stability Balls

stability ball impact on focus and productivityDid you know that sitting on a stability ball has been found to decrease physical restlessness, increase levels of attention, and improve productivity?

According to a few recent studies, there is a pathway between the muscle signals/balance system and the pre-frontal cortex in the brain.

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ADHD Apps: Use Screens at Night without Sacrificing Sleep Quality

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Many individuals with ADHD have a tough time falling asleep. Many of those same people use screens at night before bed.

Now, some of those people may not be aware that there is a link between screens (especially the blue screens of TVs and computers) and reduced production of melatonin, a hormone which regulates sleep patterns. On the other hand, some of them *know* they shouldn’t be using screens before bed, but they stay glued to their TV or computer regardless...

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