Hey there REM friends and family,
We’ve all had those times where things didn’t work out the way that we were hoping and we felt a little down or something happened and it felt like it knocked the wind out of our sails. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a plan for those rough days when nothing seems to go right to help you feel better? Well you can!
I think of it as having a wellbeing toolbox, a whole kit at the ready for getting myself back on track and I’d love to help you put yours together.
One beautiful thing about working on your wellbeing toolbox, is that working on it alone can help you feel good. Why? Because our nervous system responds to what our higher brain is focused on and we’re going to have you focused on all of your best stuff! So, grab your pen and paper, or whatever you kids are using these days, and think about what makes you feel good…
If that doesn’t get you writing, try thinking in categories.
- What is your favorite food?
- What is your favorite thing to wear?
- Where is your favorite place to go?
- Who is your favorite person to talk to?
- What is your favorite way to be active?
Now that you have some ideas, also give some thought to how balanced your toolkit is.
The best tool boxes will have something to engage your mind and remind you how smart you are, something to engage your body to remind you how alive you still are, something to connect you to your environment and the people who love you, and something to express who you are and what you’re about.
Now that you have your tool box, the hardest part can be recognizing when you need to use it.
One easy way is to check in with yourself a couple of times a day. Ask yourself how you’re feeling. (Super healthy, by the way.) Or, if you’re feeling sick, blue, or find yourself swearing at the weather…that’s probably a good time too ;)
To your whole well-being, just like any other tool box, you can create a Wellbeing toolbox.
We feel our best when we balance our focus.
What are some of the things that you might have in your toolbox?