All Things Mental Health
The grounding technique 5-4-3-2-1 involves using your five senses to draw your attention away from disturbing thoughts, memories, or worries. As you move through the senses, the number of items to notice decreases.
Diffusion is a technique that is made to help you separate yourself from your thoughts. Often we have dark or negative thoughts, which is natural. It is important we take care to not become our thoughts.
When taking a mindfulness walk, the key is to simply notice. Notice your breathing and the feel of your body. Pay attention to the rise and fall of your feet.
This week we are breaking down the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation. Feel free to download the graphic to keep as a cheat sheet.
Mindfulness is the first talk. Today, I am giving an overview on what mindfulness entails. Hopefully, you will feel inspired to give a try. As always, remember my disclaimer before trying anything on this site.
The second season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon is here! I stumbled up on season one quite some time ago. Instantly, I was in love with the concept. The visuals, concepts and acting was fantastic to me. After I watched the last episode, I wanted more. It took a while, but more is finally here!
When holding on becomes to painful, we often forgot we have the option to release. We only think about how painful it will be after letting go, while ignoring the current pain we are currently experiencing. It is important to remember while we are holding on the pain is indefinite. After letting go, healing can start. The wound cant start to heal, taking the pain with it.
Today, I decided I needed a self-care day. It was a difficult, emotional past few months. I'm finally back in Ohio. Yet, my tension are still quite high. It has been a while since, I had taken some time to myself, alone. It was time I put everyone else on hold. For a few hours, I need to shrug off all my stress, hurt and confusion.
When life gives you lemons, they said you should make lemonade. There are times when the lemons are so tart, it doesn't seem as if they will be enough water or sugar to make the lemonade sweet enough to be enjoyed. This is the exact situation, which brings me back in California.
Waking up with anxiety is not fun. It is even worse when there is a long list of appointment before me. After taking a couple of long, slow deep breaths, I was able to thoughts. At least long enough to formulate a plan to grab some peace before the possible storm.