Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I have been reading Brene Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection. I have really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. In her book, Brene shared the "vowels" of abstinence. I found them very helpful and wanted to share them. (In its original context, the word "abstinence" referred specifically to abstinence from alcohol - I believe the "vowels" were designed for use in a 12-step program. However, "abstinence" can be applied to thinking - have I abstained from emotional eating today? - or something else.)
A - Have I been abstinent today?
E - Have I exercised today?
I - What have I done for myself today?
O - What have I done for others today?
U - Am I holding on to unexpressed emotions today?
Y - Yeah! What's something good that happened today?
And a link to Brene Brown's website if you have any interest :)