More DBT

Staying in the moment is very hard for me. Particularly with ADHD. I do appreciate that quote and it does provide food for thought. -OM
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It’s been awhile since I’ve written about my Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  That’s because I have been working really hard on the second chapter, which is Mindfulness.

Holy crap it’s hard.

Now, I’ve never been a fan of mindfulness.  I’ve always believed it to be crazy.  How can I just live in the moment?  I have plans to make.  Things to do.  Shit to worry about

The book I use, The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Sheri Van Dijk, has an interesting passage that I actually highlighted, so I would always find  it easily.  It says:

‘Being mindful isn’t about staying focused on something; rather, it is noticing that your attention has gone astray, and without judging yourself, returning your attention to whatever is happening in this moment’

I found this passage extremely helpful.  I interpret it as saying that if I’m washing dishes and I start to…

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