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Loving Acceptance of Yourself

DAY 4 – THINKING + WORKING & PLAYING

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The topic for today is around Thinking + Working & Playing.
Our mind can be our best friend or greatest enemy. Being mindful of our thinking enables us to make positive choices for personal wellbeing. 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.

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 4

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.

Wellness Inventory - 7 Thinking
POSITIVE WORRY
“Positive worry” is our phrase for “the power of positive thinking” and a score of similar techniques. It is a technique for replacing negative thinking with “well-thinking” about a problem or a condition in your body. Here’s how it works:
  • First of all, focus on the negative pictures you have been making.
  • Then create pictures of wholeness and healing to replace them.
  • Each time you realize that you are thinking about the problem, or making a negative picture, use this as a cue to substitute the positive image as you take a deep breath.
  • Write out or draw a positive picture. Make several copies and place them around where you will see them often.
  • Spend several short relaxation periods each day recreating the positive healing image.
  • Put other cues in your environment to remind you to plug in the positive. (Coloured stickers or dots are good for this.)
  • Instead of becoming preoccupied with the future or worrying about the past, tune in to the present moment in all its richness. Attend to the gifts and graces around you all the time.
  • Finally, forgive yourself for any failures, difficulties, or compulsions associated with trying to change.
In short–love yourself unconditionally.
 
Share your experience. You can be as detailed as you choose to be.

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.

Wellness Inventory - 8 Playing & Working
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
One of the most important reasons for being alive is to experience life, when we live without the sense of wonder, the excitement, the emotions – joy, sadness, anger, fear – life is hardly worth living. And children teach us about the full-throttle experience of life.
 
If we are willing to watch children play in their natural interactions with the world around them, we can learn a great deal about what has been temporarily obscured by our adult seriousness. We will see what it means to be in touch with our essential goodness, our innate sense of wonder, our free range of emotions. We sometimes rediscover our sense of play by looking through the eyes of a child.
 
Exercise
What are some ways that you enjoyed playing as a child?
  • Take your time and make a list of as many activities as you can remember.
  • Are you able to recall and feel the sense of joy, freedom, and spontaneity you experienced when playing as a child?
  • How can you bring that same sense of freedom and spontaneity to your life today? Take your time in writing down your responses. Be creative. You may want to complete this exercise in your Journal under Playing & Working.
  • You may just end up with another action step for your Action Plan!
Share your experience. You can be as detailed as you choose to be.