Exercise, Sleep and Meditation


  • Not only is regular exercise good for physical health but it is helpful for mood, anxiety and focus
  • Try to fit regular exercise into your weekly routine
  • At work, stand more and sit less
  • Implement exercise routines with a trainer or by attending an exercise class
  • Use metrics to monitor your health and exercise success by:
    • Measuring daily weight
    • Counting steps or distance walked
    • Using a watch to monitor heart rate, activity and sleep


  • People with ADHD can have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Treatment of ADHD often leads to improved sleep
  • Practice good sleep hygiene:
    • Follow a consistent sleep schedule including going to sleep and waking up at the same time daily
    • Ensure the bedroom is quiet, dark and with the correct room temperature
    • Avoid overstimulation before sleep time, such as television, video games and online chatting
    • Avoid caffeine products in the afternoon and evening

Meditation, Yoga and Breathing Exercises

  • Many people find that meditation, yoga and breathing exercises help with focus and anxiety
  • Meditation and yoga classes can be attended in studios but also be done at home with videos and apps
  • Try to schedule these wellness breaks into your daily routine