ADHD Help Through a Mindful Snack

Have a mindful snack by yourself or with others:

1. Focus on how a food looks, smells, and how it feels as you eat it.

2. Pay attention to the texture and flavors in your mouth.

3. When doing this activity with children, model these descriptions out loud, so the children will model them.

4. Whenever yourself or anyone else is distracted by other thoughts or talks about something else, redirect attention and focus to the mindful snack.

5. Notice how when you focus on aspects of the snack and eating it, you do not think about  the past or future, but are in the moment.

Over time, for people with ADHD, mindfulness will be generalized to other situations. When done more often, it will become more natural and contribute to decreased responses associated with emotions, such as those associated with depression and anxiety.

What Now? 

For more resources on mindfulness, check out The Five Mindfulness Trainings - What Are They? — Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation.

If you or someone you know may benefit from exploring managing aspects of ADHD in more detail, contact Monarch Counseling today and ask about meeting with a licensed counselor or psychologist for help. The licensed therapists associated with Monarch Counseling provide both Telehealth and face-to-face assessments and counseling for children, adolescents, teens, and adults located in Ohio.