Today, I'm diving into my positive affirmations, as negative and distorted thoughts have crept in. This is completely normal and something everyone goes through. I like to write my positive affirmations, which include quotes and Bible verses, on index cards. Like I said, it's a positive affirmation kinda day, so I wrote one about being … Continue reading A Positive Affirmation Kinda Day
This mirror work activity will increase self-awareness and promote personal growth. Looking in the mirror, state to yourself: "I love you." "I'm sorry." "Forgive me." "Thank you." While looking at yourself in the mirror and stating these things, pay attention to your non-verbal body language, the tone and speed of your voice, and the thoughts … Continue reading Mirror Work Activity How to Get In-Touch with Yourself
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your past self? -- Answer this question by either journaling it out or writing your past self a letter. Writing to your past self helps us acknowledge and process how things have changed and how we have grown over time. Once we identify what we … Continue reading What Advice Would You Give Your Past Self?
When you feel stressed or anxious, have you been mindful of your breathing? Notice if you're holding your breath, taking shallow breaths, or breathing too quickly. Take control of your breathing by trying a short breathing exercise Lay, sit, or stand comfortably, with good posture to allow yourself to breathe easily. If you're laying or … Continue reading Mindful Breathing Exercise for When You’re Feeling Stressed and Anxious
Personally, I feel the best positive affirmation is, "I have everything I need." I tend to feel like I need MORE (belongings, money, approval from others, etc.) and it can create anxiety and overwhelming tension. In reality, I don't need any of these things. When I practice living in the moment, and tell myself that … Continue reading The Best Positive Affirmation?
10 questions to check-in on someone's mental well-being 1. How are you feeling, really? (Mental and physical)2. What's taking up your headspace right now?3. What was your last full meal and have you been drinking enough water?4. Have you been sleeping?5. What have you been doing for exercise?6. What did you do today that made … Continue reading How to Ask about Someone’s Mental Well-Being
How the feelings wheel works I think of the feelings wheel as a tree. The emotions on the edge of the circle are related to the primary emotions (or the emotions that we most commonly identify), which are in the very center. For example, when we feel confident and successful, we feel proud, and we … Continue reading Feelings Wheel to Help You Identify Your Complex Emotions