Accepting yourself just the way you are and embracing your ADHD – sounds good, doesn't it? It might not come naturally to us in the beginning of an ADHD self-discovery journey but it can be trained and eventually used to our advantage: by entering a flow state.
Being in a flow state means you’re completely immersed in whatever you’re doing, and you’re completely in the moment. It’s a state of extreme focus, creativity, and productivity. You’ll often find yourself bouncing around from topic to topic, being creative and giving yourself no hard judgement in how you work and who you are.
The beauty of the flow state is that it gives you the opportunity to act on your ADHD strengths. For example, your ADHD might mean that you have difficulty completing tasks, but with a flow state, you can use that difficulty to your benefit. Instead of trying to complete a task, you can use your ADHD to explore different ideas and find creative solutions to problems.
You can use the flow state to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to tasks. The flow state is also a great way to relax and take a break from the usual chaos of life. Instead of stressing over a project or task, you can use the flow state to relax and just be. This can be a great way to refocus and recharge your energy.
Being in the flow can also help you to accept yourself as someone with ADHD. Instead of beating yourself up for not being able to focus, you can use the flow state as a designated time for enjoying being yourself. You can use this time to focus on your strengths and accept yourself as you are. Completing a dreaded task will probably be easier then.
The flow state is a powerful tool that can help you stay happy and self-empowered as someone with ADHD. It can give you the opportunity to embrace your ADHD and use it to your benefit. So, next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, take a break and try our "Finding The Flow" routine template. Let go of the stress and just be yourself.