While this article focuses on ADHD, the same coping skills mentioned here can help anyone during this time not only individuals suffering for ADHD. There is a mention to one of my favorite meditation teachers, Tara Brach, who describes mindfulness as a pause wherein a choice lies. If I become overwhelmed by work or school and my initial reaction is to get wrapped up in a shame spiral, taking a moment to notice your environment and use your sense gives your brain the chance to recognize what is going on and give you a minute to make a decision. Is this shame spiral beneficial to my productivity? Could I take the amount of time I would typically use to get down on myself and spend that time identifying what I am doing right and validate that I am having a hard time?
Give yourself some time to read this article and find the best coping strategies for self acceptance and self compassion.