Resources

“An ocean of bliss may rain down from the heavens, but you hold up only a thimble, that is all you will receive “


Mindfullness : Settling thought mahem


Practicing mindfulness is one simple way we can weather the stress of everyday life. Start your learning palousemindfulness.com


~ To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking. It’s akin to letting your palm open to unhand something you have been holding on to.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn


~ During the day, see if you can detect the bloom of the present moment in every moment, the ordinary ones, the “in-between” ones, even the hard ones. Work at allowing more things to unfold in your life without forcing them to happen and without rejecting the ones that don’t fit your idea of what “should” be happening.

– Jon Kabat Zinn

Peaceful Sleep


Getting a good night’s sleep affects so much. It is easier said than done however. It can be an art , with factors that are very individual, so the first step is a good assessment of your sleep and wellbeing. One step may be learning how to fully
relax
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Self Love– Authenticity of childhood gets lost with years of telling stories, and using pretense to please or placate others whilst disowning the disapproved parts of self.

Russ Harris, author of“The Happiness Trap” talks on Anxiety, self acceptance, and living a valued life.youtube.com/watch?v=S5UWEgC0A4c


Finding your path


Calling – interest, drive, passion, inclination. True calling is often associated with serving others, or could be a hobby if it’s something we then pass on to others. If it then produces an income, it’s a career also.

To clarify things important to you: Take one of your choices and visualize yourself having trained and working in that area. What would you be doing, feeling, and what will I look like in an hour from now?, one day, one month, one year, ten years?


Feelings


There is always a reason for having a feeling. You may be feeling very
grumpy, and only realise later what it was about. Be curious and accepting of feelings,
but still take responsibility for how you treat others as reationships are
important and how you treat others affects how you feel about yourself.

Under angry feelings are often more vulnerable ones, such as sadness, fear
or worry.
It may feel very uncomfortable to show these vulnerable feelings as this
has often been seen as weak. However it is an important skill to have, so others
can more clearly understand us.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


ACT can be extremely helpful in the treatment of depression,anxietyand many other psychological disorders.


Accept your reactions and be present

Choose a valued direction

Take action.


Whether it be a situation you cannot control, a personality trait that is hard to change or an emotion that overwhelms, accepting it can allow you to move forward. Playing things over and over can keep you stuck or helpless.

ACT invites you to accept the reality, clarify where you want to be and take steps to work with what you have. This uses mundfullness, acceptance and commitment to values-based living. Learn more: getselfhelp.co.uk//act.htm