In the past couple of decades we have learned a lot more about healthy, positive ways to reduce stress, strengthen attention and focus, and enhance our physical and emotional well-being. Science supports what most of us intuitively know: the importance of exercise and sports, art and music, or other positive outlets to channel one's energy and emotions, the value of relaxation, calming, focusing, and stress-reduction strategies, being outdoors in nature, and the joy of laughter and play. Research is now showing the specific benefits for those with ADHD.
Meditation and practices involving attention to one's breathing have been used for centuries. Recent research has been looking at the positive effects of such practices on people (mostly adults and teens, but also younger children) with ADHD.
Mindfulness is described as the following: