Self-Care for Adults with ADD: Put On Your Oxygen Mask

Written by ADD Coach Jennifer Koretsky

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Do you like your doctors? Do you feel at ease with them? Do you feel comfortable asking questions? Doctors are experts in human care, and in order to practice good self-care, you must have some great doctors on your side. This doesn't always come easy. It can take some time to find a doctor with whom you are comfortable, but it's worthrepparttar effort. You are worthrepparttar 150852 effort.

Mental Care: The Most Important Part

By now you may be thinking that while all these aspects of self-care seem like common sense, they are a lot easier said than done. When you live life feeling chronically overwhelmed, it's very difficult to findrepparttar 150853 time to put these ideas into action. Here's what you can do to set yourself up for success: take time out.

Schedule in "down time" every single day to help keep your batteries charged. Retreat fromrepparttar 150854 chaos of daily life and allow yourself time to relax - alone. Even if you spend only five minutes a day meditating, walking, or just sitting quietly, it will allow you to slow your thoughts and will help you get centered.

Then, when you feel centered, take it a step further and express yourself! Journal, paint, sing, talk to your plants, or do whatever it is that allows you to express your feelings and emotions! Finding healthy ways of self-expression will help free your mind and allow you to spend more energy focusing onrepparttar 150855 other aspects of self-care.

The next time you find yourself cutting corners on your self-care to focus onrepparttar 150856 needs of others, remember that you canít be much help to anyone until you put on your oxygen mask!

Jennifer Koretsky is a Professional ADD Management Coach who helps adults manage their ADD and move forward in life. She encourages clients to increase self-awareness, focus on strengths and talents, and create realistic action plans. To subscribe to Jenniferís free email newsletter, The ADD Management Guide, please visit

Plastic Surgery - A Risky Business

Written by Steve Brink

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protection against surgery mishaps is choosing a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, so do your research before selecting a doctor. The plastic surgery industry is an extremely buoyant one, and while this means that there is a huge choice of surgeons available, it also means that those who are less skilled can find a niche inrepparttar market by offering low prices to vulnerable people. This is not to say thatrepparttar 150851 more expensiverepparttar 150852 better, simply that knowledge is power. Talk to former patients of any doctor you are considering, and find out how happy they were with their surgeon's work.

Plastic surgery involves an operating room that is remarkably similar torepparttar 150853 one in which cancerous tumors are removed, and other surgeries that we would not choose to have performed unless we had to. Lives are lost in every OR, so before going underrepparttar 150854 knife weighrepparttar 150855 risks carefully, and make sure that you are putting yourself inrepparttar 150856 hands ofrepparttar 150857 best.

Steve Brink is the founder of a website decicated to plastic surgery

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