Saturday, October 06, 2012
from TANYAP71's Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
*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.