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Individuals with ADHD suffer from emotional dysregulation. When you are in a low mood, you could have all the structure and tools that you need at your disposal but you still won't be able to do those things you want or need to do. These aids can help.



The 6 Minute Diary 

Individuals with ADHD suffer from negativity bias which results in a lot of negative thoughts and rumination. They also don’t pause to set their intention for the day or reflect on what went well that day to give themselves opportunities to improve.

The 6 minute diary helps individuals with ADHD develop a daily gratitude practice, set intentions for the day and reflect. It is achievable as the questions are specific and it only takes 3 minutes in the morning and 3 minutes at the end of the day.

Sun Lamp, Tecboss

Many individuals with ADHD suffer from Seasonal Affectation Disorder. When there is a lack of natural light, it can lead to individuals with ADHD feeling depressed, listless and fatigued, affecting both performance and mood. Light therapy lamps stimulate natural light to stimulate the body and improve mental alertness.

I Am App

Individuals with ADHD suffer from negative self-talk due to the brain’s negativity bias and negative messages received throughout their lives. Affirmations help individuals with ADHD rewire their brains, replacing negative thoughts with more positive and empowering thoughts boosting their confidence, mood and motivation.

Shiatsu Massager

Many individuals with ADHD are sensory seekers and are restless and unfocused as a result. Massage provides sensory stimulation to individuals with ADHD which tends to increase their focus and improve their mood helping them to better engage in their work as they are getting the physical stimulation they need.

Essential Oils/ Diffuser

Small studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that some essential oils may benefit people with ADHD (lavender oil for sleep, vetiver oil for increased attention, rosemary for better performance in cognitive tests).
Other essential oils that may be useful include frankincense, ylang ylang, bergamot, eucalyptus, lemon and cedarwood.

DBT Skills Card Deck

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions, such as ADHD.

There is a workbook as well, but these cards make these important lessons visible and accessible. Make it a practice to draw a card each day and get it out in front of you in sight and in mind.

Foot Massager  

Many individuals with ADHD are sensory seekers and are restless and unfocused as a result. Massage provides sensory stimulation to individuals with ADHD which tends to increase their focus and improve their mood helping them to better engage in their work as they are getting the physical stimulation they need.

Downward Dog App

Yoga and Meditation tends to help calm restless individuals with ADHD and increase their focus and clarity which in turn improves their performance and mood.