After a recent but late diagnosis of ADHD i have found reading other adults experiences with ADHD a great help in understanding how my brain connects stimuli and processes information, and how i can learn to combat some of the negatives that it comes with.
Amongst many different resources i found an article describing the positive influences of time amongst nature for sufferers of ADHD. It referenced the possibility that the potential for hyper focus and a sensitivity to stimuli would have been an essential tool in our hunter gatherer past.
Stepping out into nature is my way of flicking the reset switch in my head. There is a clarity and calming stillness that overcomes me when out foraging. My mind is no longer tripping over a million different ideas and processes. But instead is focused on soaking it all in...hyper focused... At peace.
For me foraging is not only healing, but is also there to quench the thirst for something more natural, the primal need to hunt/gather. Every change in colour along the forest floor, smell and sound becomes a stimuli that focuses towards one goal... Dinner. Its easy to get lost in the supermarkets convenience of plastic wrapped, ready made and out of season food, but it does little to nourish the mind as well as the body.
Foraging really can and does for me offer twice the nourishment.
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