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Rest and ADHD

What is rest? What to do when resting? Is it normal not to rest?

I am a person with ADHD and have more or less since I was at least a teenager driven with full swing, which has resulted in depression and burnout.
I have so many thoughts about this. I get stressed out for not doing anything. Looking for things to do so I don’t sit still. I can not focus on one thing either, so I have 3-4 projects in progress at the same time because then I always have something to fix.
Can not calm down in the evenings and settle for the night and sleep. The brain is booming with thoughts and reflections… The hardest thing about this particular hyperactivity is that I make my family stressed and nervous because I can not be still and focus.
I become like a duracell rabbit… I have on several occasions tried to go to relaxation via physiotherapy, but can almost not be still. Lying and moving me all the time, counting the joints in the ceiling.

Yes, you see … I can not do that with rest and relaxation.

My New Year’s promise is to challenge myself in just relaxation and rest. Learn to manage my ADHD in order to be able to rest. Because right now, sleep is crap. And I’m constantly tired .. can not let go of things and if I get an idea, sleep is completely gone.
Then I have to implement or at least start it to get some kind of peace .. but I do not let go of the thoughts ..
My salvation to be able to sleep is unfortunately calming / anxiety suppressant. And that’s one of the last things I want to take… The last 3 days I have tried to meditate, found some good guided meditations on youtube, among other places. Some have worked perfectly well, they have been 3-4 minutes long and I have then been able to sit fairly still. I put the phone in airplane mode, draw the curtains and hope that my neighbors are pretty calm because I am disturbed by the fact that they sound from there as well.

I wonder with this post if there is anyone else who feels this way, who also has difficulty resting.
Who might have tips or ideas.

It would be fun to find out, because I guess I’m not alone in this

/Liljekonvaljens Kammare


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