Can you believe it's almost May? Time is sure dragging/flying by in quarantine for me.
I hope you enjoyed Wellness Week and were able to do a couple of the activities Ms. Cannon Flemming sent out to everyone.
Today, I'd like to talk about "worry."
Keeping worries to yourself only causes them to build up until they seem overwhelming. But writing them down can make sense of what you’re feeling and put things in perspective. If your fears are unwarranted, writing them can expose them for what they are—needless worries. And if your fears are justified, putting them on paper can produce solutions that you may not have thought.
Things you appreciate, value, or find amazing, are likely to foster awe. When we focus our mind and heart on things that are likely to foster awe, we can enter a state of brief mindfulness.
We all live in a world with an overabundance of stimulation. We can pay attention to only a few things at a time. Too often, we don’t choose what we pay attention to, and we operate on autopilot.
But you can choose. You can focus your attention. When you do, your mind quiets down.
So here is your prompt for today. Explore your home as a museum.
Take a bit of time to wander around your home, as if you were in a museum, and stop long enough to appreciate some of the things you have in your home.
As you appreciate what’s in your home, exhale slowly, expand and allow yourself to take in the moment.
What is the best possible life you can imagine? Consider all of the relevant areas of your life, such as school, relationships, hobbies, and health. What would happen in these areas of your life in your best possible future? Use the following guidelines to help you brainstorm!