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30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 28: Wellness Activities

Saturday, October 06, 2012

from TANYAP71's Challenge:

*What do you do for wellness? For example, to increase emotional, spiritual, or intellectual well-being?*

As I mentioned here www.sparkpeople.c
, I read positive affirmation note cards daily, practice DBT and CBT, journal, and work throughself-help books. I also keep a gratitude journal that I write in when I start feeling especially self-pitying; have a notebook of different things to counteract negative moods (e.g. timecode stamps of funny movie scenes); have playlists of uplifting and motivating music; and have a "motivation journal", which is basically my more comprehensive take on SP's vision collage. It's loaded with notes to myself, quotations, song lyrics, and magazine clippings. Oh, and I have an "I'm awesome" notebook to reference when my insecurity and/or self esteem is in the tubes; but I don't really have anything to speak of in it as of yet.

Insofar as intellectual well-being, I read incessantly. If I want to know the answer to something — and trust me, I'm always wondering about something — I research it.

Mindfully connecting with nature attunes me to my spirituality, as does the meditation portion of Body Flow. Introductory readings in Transcendentalism spoke to me on a very profound level. I'd love to explore the subject in more depth, and, if I can wrap my mind around it, other schools of philosophy. I love to learn about different religions, too, but regrettably lack a wealth of opportunities in which to have open conversations exploring the nuances.
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    I sent you something for your "I'm awesome" notebook...cause you are!

    1961 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    It's all about being proactive and healing yourself! I'm always inspired by that effort! Stay strong, Warrior!
    1963 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Great job on motivating yourself. You are doing a wonderful job of taking care of yourself!!!

    1964 days ago
    I'm so with you on reading incessantly and always having something to research and learn.

    Very cool things you have to keep a positive outlook!
    1964 days ago
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