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Loving Acceptance of Yourself

DAY 1 – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY & LOVE + BREATHING

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The topic for today is around Self Responsibility & Love + Breathing.
Wellness is like a bridge supported by two piers. Each pier is crucial to the bridge’s integrity just as the two principles of self-responsibility and love are fundamental to the wellness process. Breathing is a primary source of our energy. Mindful breathing can be used to focus our mind, heighten sensory awareness, and calm our emotions, allowing us to be more present.

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE SELF-CARE PRACTICES. I INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE THESE. FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR INSIGHTS INSIDE THE FACEBOOK GROUP

SELF-CARE PRACTICE FOR DAY 1

Self-responsibility + Love

Wellness is like a bridge supported by two piers. Each pier is crucial to the bridge’s integrity just as the two principles of self responsibility and love are fundamental to the wellness process. 

Wellness Inventory - 1 Self-Responsibility & Love
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY EXPERIENCE
Set aside 2 minutes in your day before we connect again tomorrow to ask yourself this question: “Today, what thoughts have I had blaming another for my experience?”
Jot down one thought. Just allow the thought to be there. Then ask, “In what way do I contribute to the situation or even create my own experience?”
Be kind to yourself in your inquiry. There may be a tendency to then blame yourself instead of the other. See if you can just get curious about the thought as if you were a scientist or Spock on Star Trek.
Share your experience. You can be as detailed as you choose to be.

Breathing

Breathing is a primary source of our energy. Mindful breathing can be used to focus our mind, heighten sensory awareness, and calm our emotions, allowing us to be more present.

Wellness Inventory - 2 Breathing
RELAX AND RECHARGE WITH BELLY BREATHING
This simple practice enables you to relax and recharge at the beginning of your day or anytime you feel the need to calm your mind and emotions, focus, and get back on track. It is something you can do at a stoplight or even standing in line at the grocery store.
Sit comfortably in a chair with your hands resting in your lap or on your thighs. Allow your spine to elongate and your shoulders to relax.
In this practice, you will be breathing in through your nose as you allow your belly to expand, pause momentarily, and then breathe out slowly through your mouth while pursing your lips to create a small opening.
Breathe in slowly through your nose for 6-8 seconds, pause momentarily, and then slowly breathe out through your mouth for 6-8 seconds.
Continue to breathe in this pattern for 15 complete breaths.
With each successive breath focus on the rising and falling of your belly.
You may notice that after 8 or 10 breaths that your breathing begins to become deeper with a greater sense of ease.
When you have completed the 15 complete breaths, notice how you feel. You may feel calm, alert, energized, and ready to face the day.
Share your experience. You can be as detailed as you choose to be.

Sensing

Sensing enables us to navigate our external and internal environments and heighten our situational awareness through the experience of sight, touch, sound, odor and taste, and our internal sensory capacity.

Eating

Eating fresh, whole foods in moderation is a primary means of nourishing ourselves and providing energy to support optimal living and performance.

Moving

Moving is a basic expression of our life energy. Maintaining a dynamic balance of movement and rest is essential to our health and wellbeing.

Feeling

The expression of feeling – fear, sadness, anger, joy – serves to motivate both thought and action and acts as an internal guidance system.

Thinking

Our mind can be our best friend or greatest enemy. Being mindful of our thinking enables us to make positive choices for personal wellbeing.

Playing + Working

Balancing work and play enables us to recharge, supports our personal health and wellbeing, and gives us energy to live optimally and perform at a higher level.

Communicating

Communicating enables us to share our internal world of thoughts and feelings with others, allowing us to convey our wants and needs.

Intimacy

Intimacy is a major component of personal wellbeing. The foundation of intimacy is trust, which allows for authentic connection, whether with friends, family or significant other.

Finding Meaning

The search for meaning involves basic questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Addressing these questions and acting with clarity and purpose encourages focus and balance in our lives.

Transcending

Transcending has three aspects: It is overcoming obstacles; it is the experience of flow‒of being fully awake and engaged in the present moment; it is the spiritual dimension of our lives.

CONGRATULATIONS ON TAKING THE TIME TO PUTTING YOURSELF FIRST!

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