Sometimes we forget that we know ourselves best. We know that we work better in the morning or in the evening. Instead of fighting against that, we can acknowledge it and if it's possible, we can use our natural inclinations for our own benefit.
For example, if we have more energy at night, maybe it's better to tackle that book or workout at night.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOURSELF?!
I used to be concerned about making everyone else happy. I felt afraid to express my feelings and to make others feel uncomfortable.
It wasn't until I felt insecure about myself that I started taking care of myself and finding the courage to express what I needed to others.
HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE YOURSELF?!
Do you ever feel like life gets stressful?
Some tools to try:
Encouragement: Write down a statement that you would like to hear from others to encourage yourself
Meaning: List who or what is most meaningful to you Movement: Try 3 or more stretches (Ideas: neck, shoulders, and legs)
Quote: Use a mantra from one of your role models
Which one do you want to try?
How to make your own stress-relieving kit:
-mint (alerts the senses)
-velvet (or something nice to touch)
-lavender (to smell)
-chimes (to hear)
-gum (to chew)
Which of the 5 senses calms you?
Today’s mini-guided imagery exercise:
Imagine yourself in the forest.
What’s it like as you brush your fingers against the tree bark?
You see yourself feeling the leaves beneath your feet.
While envisioning the trees around you, you hear the birds chirping.