Welcome to Lesson 4: Connect!
Today we connect with our mindsets, creating a foundation for mental well-being.
To complete this lesson:
- Watch the welcome video
- Read the PDF
- Complete the exercises
- Enjoy the bonus
- Notice and write down in your journal your thoughts for the day. The following are tips on what to write:
- Typical running commentary of the day. Example; weather, community, society, world issues.
- Thoughts on your health, food, situation, appearance, actions, desires, fear reality.
- Thoughts on others, how they act, what they do.
- Using your Thought Jot notes, answer the following questions:
- What percentage of thoughts are uplifting or positive?
- What percentage are draining, inflated, judgemental or negative?
- What percentage are solely task orientated?
- What percentage are just gossip or garbage?
- When a thought arises which hinders your well-being. Basically any thought which isn't uplifting:
- Cancel the thought as soon as you are aware. Literally saying 'cancel that thought' or 'delete that thought'
- Replace it with a new thought which enhances your wellbeing. Example: I have not time to do what I need to do = I always have the perfect amount of time to accomplish what I need.
Set a timer for 1 minute and write out what you are grateful for. Read the list back to yourself. Take a moment to feel gratitude for yourself.
A wonderful wellness practice to work towards is listing 3-5 things you are grateful for at the end of each day. I integrate this by sharing my gratitude list with my daughter during our bedtime routine.
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