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Take for example gardening. It is a form of offering and receiving uncomplicated love: you love the plant, and then the plant grows beautifully, which is how you receive love back.
With all of the distractions and complications in life, this simple practice is meaningful and healing.
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Take for example the time we spend on our phones daily.
Challenge yourself to make a small switch that will help feed your desire for connection: instead of spending time scrolling through social media, call a friend - a substitute that satisfies your curiosity and give you a sense of b...
Start paying attention to what I tell yourself. Develop a more balanced view of yourself and the situations you're involved in.
Challenge the negative thoughts by asking yourself what evidence you have to support them. This helps you reality-test the nature of your thinking.
Recognize that feelings are always there for a reason.
This means that you have to take some time to assess and self-soothe. Sometimes, this means reminding yourself that you can only do the best that you can, and that things can be unpredictable. After taking some time to be self-c...
Think about what are you so bothered by the day. Was there any particular trigger? Have you tried solve that issue? Once you have done that problem-solving, can you aknowledge that any further angst is just your mind staying stuck?
Accepting that sometimes life is tough, but that ...
Use mindful photography for when you feel stressed or need to recharge.
This practice uses photography as a meditative medium and requires you to slow down as you take things in. It also serves as a great creative outlet and gets you outside the house.
Different days and different circumstances call for different coping strategies.
Look at the treetops and the clouds. Look around and enjoy the newness of what you see. Try looking down at your shoes and saying, “I feel great,” then looking up at the ceiling or the clouds and saying the same. You’ll notice that one is flat and one has a little more energy.
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Catastrophising is when something happens, and you immediately assume the worst-case scenario.
For example, you are running late for work. You know your boss will fire you. You messed up last week on that one email. If you lose your job, your wife is going to leave you...
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While trying to survive a pandemic, you should pay extra attention to your feelings. Having to stay isolated at home, for many weeks, can have an extremely harmful effect and lead to depression. And depression is nothing to be joked around with.
If there is one thing you should be well awa...
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