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Shut-Up-A-You-Mind: A Powerful Natural ADD Remedy

Creativity and problem-solving have a path, or window, into and out of your brain. That window is quietness of the mind. Hmmmm. Sound impossible for our ADHD tribe? It’s not.

Mental fatigue is caused far less by work than by worry, frustration and resentment, as Napoleon Hill once said. And creativity and problem-solving are locked out when the mind spins – especially on negatives. Today, Crusher outlines the benefits of what happens when you…Shut-up-a-you-mind.

Realities of the Noisy ADHD Brain

Here’s a fact: 90% of the chatter running through your brain – your thoughts – is useless BS. Seriously. If you stop and have an objective listen, you’ll find that your mind churns with fatiguing, often ego-based blather providing no value, no solutions. This recognition alone is a huge ADD crusher.

We waste most mental energy judging people and things. Even the seemingly innocuous kind – “Ick, those shoes!” “Geez that guy’s disproportionate.” “I’m prettier than her, right?” When you hear a judgment, shut it off. Make that a habit and you’ll free up gads of mental energy. A mind above judgment is an overwhelm-crusher.


Shut It Up to Power It Up

Question: Which is easier – doing 30 push-ups at once, or doing 20, resting for, oh, 30 seconds, and then the final 10? It’s a no-brainer, right? Just that little break allows you to do 50% more push-ups with relative ease. And your mind works just like your muscles.

If you could quiet your mind for just 30 seconds – better yet, a minute or two — you’d feel reinvigorated, better able to take on a tough task. It’s like resting your brain muscle before lifting the mental weight again. And it’s easier than you think…

A Simple Form of Meditation as Natural ADD Remedy

A tranquil mind brings great power and focus. And a key is MEDITATION. No, not the kind where you moan, “auuummmmm” with a shaved head and unclipped toenails. Meditation in the sense of identifying mental BS – as described earlier — as it enters your mind, gently brushing it aside…and replacing it with some mental quietness. Indeed, tough tasks become candy when quiet focus is ours. Using this simplest version of meditation is a powerful natural ADD remedy. And the benefits will quickly accrue if you can practice it enough to make it a habit:

  • More focus when you need it.
  • More creativity and better problem-solving abilities.
  • Reduced stress and frustration (they disappear when your mind is quiet!).
  • More mental energy on-demand, as well as overall stamina.

Give it a try. Here’s a video snippet from ADD Crusher™ Video I, Way 3. A future blog will share some more meditation tips and benefits. But you have to first promise that you’ll…Shut-up-a-you-mind!!

Yours in Mental Quietness,


P.S.: Want to know how to beat more than just mental noise? Tricks to beat procrastination? How to get prioritized and manage your time? Have you heard about my award-winning video/audio program ADD Crusher™? Learn more HERE.

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Alan P Brown CrusherTVAlan P. Brown, an internationally recognized Productivity Coach, TEDx Speaker and #1 Best Selling Author of Zen and the Art of Productivity: 27 Easy Ways to Have More Time, Earn More Money and Live Happier is the host of Crusher™TV, where he and his Guest Experts share simple ways to get more done in less time with less stress. Follow Alan on Twitter and on Facebook.


10 Responses to “Shut-Up-A-You-Mind: A Powerful Natural ADD Remedy”

By Autumn - 25 July 2016 Reply

Thank you Alan! Learned of you recently on Pompe S-V’s Relax and Breathe Summit. I wish there was someone like you when we were kids. I will be sharing what your sharing with the young ones in my life ☺

By ADD Crusher - 25 July 2016 Reply

Thank YOU Autumn, and thanks for sharing!!! -A

By liz - 9 July 2015 Reply

I wrote about mindfulness a couple weeks ago…I think this goes along with that. Great post!

By ADD Crusher - 10 July 2015 Reply

Thanks Liz! Feel free to post a link to that article/blog if you like…Alan

By Evelyn - 19 July 2014 Reply

Very clever Mr Alan Brown, or the person he hired to come up with this clever stuff. I’m talking about the email that brought me to this page:”[Speaking of one’s yapping internal dialogue — here’s a popular blog on how to power UP your mind by quieting it DOWN:” I so extremely rarely click on links from my email even the really sparkly ones, unless I’m expecting a link. Good Good, I will be watching for this trick in the future. But just so you know, I visit here anyway, Alen is an excellent speaker, and I like his message, and I can identify with his approach to medication.

By ADD Crusher - 20 July 2014 Reply

Thanks for the kind word Evelyn — and sorry we broke your streak of non-clicking discipline!! -Alan (yes, I write ALL my stuff, though maybe I SHOULD get a ghost writer so I can take some time off!!)

By Robin Hall - 25 July 2014 Reply

Delegate? You’re kidding.
I laugh at your funny comments and appreciate the ‘Dutch uncle’ approach for the Crusher remedies.

By ADD Crusher - 15 August 2014 Reply

Thanks Robin!

By ADD Crusher - 4 June 2014 Reply

Thanks Juli! We all need to realize how powerful some very simple “brain hacks” can be for our wellbeing…and productivity!

By Coach Juli - 4 June 2014 Reply

I so agree with your comments on how to quiet the ADHD mind with all the distractions firing without control. Well done Alan! And thank you for writing that meditation doesn’t have to be just sitting and chanting. Just a few moments of stillness and mindfulness can go a long way. I share this with my clients as well, so it’s nice to have additional validation.

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