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What is The Distracted Beet?

In 2015 I designed The Distraced Beet as a blog that unites folks with ADD over wholesome – holistic plant based recipes that are fun, budget friendly and easy to make. These recipes  have helped me gain more energy and stay focused.

Besides that I will be including recommendations as to how you can Alternatively treat ADD like behavior therapy, working-memory treatment, meditation, and omega-3 fatty acids may be less recognizable, but are they any less effective in combating hyperfocus, distractibility and impulsivity in adults and children with ADD and ADHD.

So, you can think of The Distracted Beet as a multi-faceted approach to living your best life with ADD. This blog will bring you something old ( grabbed from one of my favorite blogs), something new (sharing a hip-restaurant/recipe from out on the road), and something delicious just for you (from my own recipe collection).

Why did you start The Distracted Beet? 

I started The Distracted Beet out of my love of sharing holistic knowledge that I have gained about how to fully utilize ADD.

In my own life I found that by eating a plant based diet, meditating, working out, and creating music/art, I was able to cultivate a better lifestyle while being more productive.

My desire to create this site steamed from my search to find a ADD based food blog that helped folks aid ADD symptoms holistically. And the truth is I could not find a blog like this.

So… I created this one in hopes of aiding folks with ADD to live there best life and share valuable information I have found on “what to eat that will allow you to grow into your maximum potential without traditional medication”.

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photo credit : evan perigo

 

Are you a Doctor?

No, I am not a doctor. Actually, I am a successful professional musician in the Brooklyn based husband-wife duo, The Bergamot.

However, I do live with ADD and have a sincere passion to share the information I find on holistic living with others who are seeking to live a vibrant productive life with ADD and ADHD.

My dream is to inspire people to view ADD as a gift and utilize that gift to create a life where you reach your highest potential, and are able to build a life you love living.

Do you have any good book/website recommendations for people who have ADD?

  1. Book: The DaVinci Method
  2. Site: Totally ADD
  3. Site: ADDitude Magazine
  4. Book: ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
  5. PDF: Benefits of having ADD
photo credit : leah tribbett
photo credit : leah tribbett

10 ADD Disciplines 

  • Ask the right people for help: Not everyone can be helpful to you, but don’t hesitate to reach out to those who can. This is a disability just like a broken arm – no shame in it
  • Stop and listen to the quiet voices inside your head – they often tell me when I’m wasting time on something that’s not a priority
  • Ask the right people for help: Not everyone can be helpful to you, but don’t hesitate to reach out to those who can. This is a disability just like a broken arm – no shame in it
  • Stop and listen to the quiet voices inside your head – they often tell me when I’m wasting time on something that’s not a priority
  • Strict AM routine: I’ve developed a routine that I go through every morning: Create a to do list every morning that you look at during the day and check off what’s done. My list is: Look at my calendar – what do I have to do today? Check emails if case there’s something important. Look at yesterday’s Action list, and create a new one for today. Prioritize what important, not just what’s urgent
  • A place for everything and everything in its place: For example, when I go out my cell phone is in my right front pocket, my keys are in my left front, and my wallet is in my back left pocket. Same with your home
  • OHIO: Only handle it once. Good for emails, bills, and so on. Don’t let things pile up
  • Take small bites (I don’t mean food): When I have a big project that looks hard; just do a little piece of it. Fold half of your laundry – you’ll feel better and eventually get stuff done
  • Prepare first thing for appointments: If I have a meeting today, even if it’s in the afternoon, I prepare for it first thing in the morning so if things get rushed I’ll still be able to leave on time. I even take a shower and lay my clothes out
  • Leave twice as much travel time as you think it will take to get somewhere, and take something to read or do if you’re early. Sometimes you need all that time, and you’ll be more relaxed
  • When it’s good enough, stop: I tend to try to make things better and more perfect than they need to be – big waste of time. Only make things really great if they need to be
  • Do your best, and forgive yourself when you mess up. Don’t beat yourself up when you make ADD mistakes – it’s going to happen. Figure out when went wrong, and change the system so it won’t happen again

I hope this is helpful. I believe that you CAN control ADD and improve your life. I have.

10 ADD Disciplines was written by Steve and first seen on, http://adultaddstrengths.com/2009/11/12/what-has-helped-me-with-adult-add/