Are You Worried About How Things are Going to Go for You or Whether You Will be able to Handle Potential Problems?

When you are feeling worried about how things are going to go for you, there's one way that you can change that... Ask yourself: ▪︎ Who do I want to be? ▪︎ What quality of presence do I want to bring to any challenges I face? Note the shift that occurs when you go from … Continue reading Are You Worried About How Things are Going to Go for You or Whether You Will be able to Handle Potential Problems?

3 Mindful Strategies to Increase Positivity During Hard Times

Limit Exposure Limit the time you're exposed to the situation. Be informed, but limit the amount of news, media, social media, that you take in. For social media, you can choose to follow and unfollow certain accounts and channels. Use social media to build yourself up, promote positivity, and connect with non-toxic people. Social media … Continue reading 3 Mindful Strategies to Increase Positivity During Hard Times

IMPROVE Skill (Distress Tolerance from DBT)

IMPROVE IMPROVE the Moment is the next skill. The acronym IMPROVE makes life a little bit better when it is not going so well.During a crisis, you have two options. You can sink into the distress or invest in behaviors that might improve how you feel in the moment. The acronym I: ImageryM: MeaningP: PrayerR: … Continue reading IMPROVE Skill (Distress Tolerance from DBT)

Distress Tolerance (DBT)

Distress Tolerance (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) When people "cope" with stress and crisis, they find out ways (behaviors) that relieve stress, however, some of these ways come with heavy consequences. Examples of ineffective behaviors are drug and alcohol use, self-injury, gambling, spending money, and overeating.We can learn distress tolerance skills to effectively manage the stress and … Continue reading Distress Tolerance (DBT)

Journal Prompts: Healthy Relationship to Food

Having a better relationship to food is about mindset, which takes unraveling the current messages you have been operating under and re-wiring the brain with messages that serve you.This all starts out with discovering your current messages and limiting beliefs. After completing these questions, go back through your answers and look for behavioral and emotional … Continue reading Journal Prompts: Healthy Relationship to Food

Dialectics (DBT)

What are dialectics? Dialecticss relate to our theories and ideas, in terms of the OPPOSITE way we think. Here are some thinking patterns that we all experience, and get caught up in, it does us no favors to become stuck!:▪︎ "All-or-nothing" thoughts.▪︎ "Either-or" thoughts.▪︎ "Black-and-white terms."Instead of thinking this way, we should think in terms … Continue reading Dialectics (DBT)

Cognitive Reframing

How to deal with negative thoughts through cognitive reframing.  The first set of sentences are examples of "all-or-nothing" and "black-and-white" negative thoughts. The second set is the reframing. NEGATIVE thoughts ▪︎"I HAVE to have ___, ___, and ___ happen today, otherwise the day is ruined."▪︎"If I don't get this job, everything that I've worked so … Continue reading Cognitive Reframing

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Choosing a Journal When choosing what to write in, consider all of your options and what best suits your needs. A journal can be a spiral-bound notebook, which is an easy to find and cheap option. Combination code or lock and key journals can provide privacy and are usually well-made. A journal can be kept … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

Patterns and Mindfulness Strategy Pay attention to your patterns, they can be physical, mental and or emotional. Patterns will reveal your reactions to situations, giving you feedback on what works, versus what doesn't work. When you are doing something that works, do a little more of it.This is a mindfulness strategy that helps anyone suffering … Continue reading Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

Reflect More On Everything That You Are

Sometimes we spend too much time wishing we were at a different place in our lives or wishing we were more like somebody else. We're not content with how things are going or with who we are. We long for things to come, instead of living in the present. Setting goals, chasing dreams, having high … Continue reading Reflect More On Everything That You Are