Effects of Meditation on Attention Deficit
Effects of Meditation on Attention Deficit

Attention deficit and hyperactivity are some of the most common problems of our time. According to estimates, at least 5% of society is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Although drug treatment is very common, there has recently been an increasing demand for alternative treatment methods around the world.

One of these methods is meditation. Of course, this does not mean that meditation can be used as a substitute treatment method for medication under any circumstance. Each medical condition has its characteristics, and the solutions that one can find for themselves may vary.

Change and Awareness

Awareness is one of the most important abilities that a person should have. We are born with awareness. However, due to community judgments, family pressures, and environmental influences, our awareness may be dulled at a later age. With all these stimuli, it may be difficult to keep our awareness but it should be remembered that our lives are in our hands. So, there lays our power but not all of us have equal access to this power.

One can find this power sometimes with the help of doctors, sometimes through medicines, and sometimes completely within themselves. For example, let's consider someone who has been diagnosed with ADHD and started on a green prescription drug. When this person takes their medications, they will start listening to the lessons better at school with an increased attention span which means that they will be able to get to the best out of their academic life. But at the same time, this situation can be alarming.

This is because the drugs used for conditions such as ADHD can suppress brain activity while bringing attention to the level it should be, causing unresponsiveness to stimuli. For example, someone who uses medications may no longer laugh freely, their reactions may remain limited, their answers may be cold and short, and this may lead to the occurrence of an alarming condition.

A Meditative Method of Fighting Against ADHD

Before opting for medications, a person may find strength in themselves and step into practices such as meditation and have a much more positive effect at the initial stage. Thanks to meditation, you can have positive changes in your life, especially after learning to breathe correctly.

If you are going to meditate to fight against ADHD and if you have never meditated before, it may make sense to do a 15-day sample series of meditation at first. In this way, you will have time to prepare yourself for meditation and understand what meditation is. If you notice that meditation works for you, you can continue and maybe even figure out some stuff before you reach the medication stage.

For example, starting with 3 minutes in the first days and then increasing this time to 10 minutes, you can perhaps figure out some of your problems in your life without even needing to take medication. Moreover, even by meditating several times a week without even having to meditate every day, it may become possible to find your inner balance and not need medications. At the same time, you can arrange the plan of your meditation according to yourself. For example, you can work on special topics such as breathing, waiting, thinking, and making decisions and diversify them.

Believe it or not, there aren't enough words to describe this happiness. Because meditation is an inner journey that requires discipline, stability, and patience. What you earn on this journey becomes a gift that grows exponentially and the more internal it becomes, the more useful it will be for you to have meditation in your life.

Remember, if you meditate for 10 minutes every day, you can experience that unique pleasure of inner peace.