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Readiness for Acceptance 

January 13, 2021

Have you thought about what acceptance means for you?  Being ready to accept changes, loss, or even the new things life have to offer depends entirely on you. Acceptance does not often mean you like or agree with the situation. Think of a situation in your life and consider how ready you are to accept it on a scale of 1-10.

 

1-4 Not Ready


5-7 Almost There


8-10 Ready For Sure 










                    

Goals and Monitoring Progress

January 6, 2021

It's a new year! Have you started on your list of goals? Goals are intended to give you an objective to work towards and aspiration. Make sure you check in on your progress  and the effective ways to get the desired result. Even if you haven't obtained it yet don't lose hope or put yourself down. Your day is coming! 








                    

Self-talk

December 30, 2020

What was the last thing you told yourself today? Your beliefs influences your emotions and behaviors. Can you relate to any of the statements listed below? Evaluate your beliefs and modify them positively. 


1. I am uncared for

2. I am powerless

3. I am trapped

4. I am worried

5. I am inadequate 









                    

There is Hope 

December 23, 2020


Have you been worried or even questioning life itself? This is completely normal. Life experiences can test us and influence our emotions. With each day however, there is hope for things to change and improve for the better. We are resilient and we can move forward. What are you hopeful for today? 








                    

Mindfulness

December 16, 2020

Do you feel like your brain is on automatic pilot mode? Our thoughts can become overwhelming and keep us preoccupied thinking about the past or future. Mindfulness gives an opportunity to observe new things and positive things in our present moment.  Start today practicing Mindfulness from these examples.


1. Five minute Breathing 

2. Ten minute Meditation

3. Twenty minute Walk  







                    

Self-Affirmation

December 9, 2020

Does your affirmation come from within or from others? Self-affirmations can help increase your positive belief statements.   They can also decrease emotional pain, challenge self-defeating behaviors, or discouragement about the future. Complete the statements below and practice repeating to yourself. 


1. I Am.....

2. I Can.....

3. I Will..... 






                    

Functioning Checkup 

December 2, 2020

Have you noticed that our level of functioning is comprised of many key areas? It is quite possible that we could be doing better in some areas and need improvement in the other ones. Take a look at these key areas for your checkup.


1. Leisure/Self-care

2. Partner/Spouse

3. Parenting

4. Medical/Mental Health

5. Family/Friends

6. Substance Use/Legal

7. Employment/Financial 







                    

Feelings Wheel

November 25, 2020

How do you feel? Are your feelings steady or do you notice when they change? Practice being more aware of your feelings and how to describe them. 


1. In the moment

2. In response to a situation or thoughts

3. In comparison from day to day to self-monitor 




                    

Your Rights

November 18, 2020

How's your interpersonal skills? Do you feel comfortable identifying your "rights"? A right is defined as a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something. 

1. You have a right to need things from others; even though not always met. 

2. You have a right to put yourself first.

3. You have a right to feel and express your emotions.

4. You have a right to say no.

5. You have a right to seek change.

6. You have a right not to take responsibility for someone's life.

7. You have a right to your opinions and convictions.

8. You have a right to your own life experiences; even if different from others.



                    

Five Stages of Grief

November 11, 2020

Have you ever experienced a loss? A loss can be a person, a pet, a job, a relationship, and even a sense of identity. Have you been able to resolve the negative thoughts or  emotions associated with the loss? Elizabeth Kubler Ross identifies the process of grieving the loss happens within five stages.

1. Denial

2. Anger

3. Bargaining

4. Depression

5. Acceptance 


                    

Five Love Languages 

November 4, 2020

How do you receive love? Love is defined as "a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person". Gary Chapman points out that we have a primary or even a secondary love language in which we received love within our relational dynamics. Which one best fits you? 

1. Words of Affirmation

2. Quality Time

3. Receiving Gifts

4. Acts of Service

5. Physical Touch 


                    

The Cycle of Change

October 28, 2020

What is something you would like to change? The cycle of change includes:

1. Pre-Contemplation

2. Contemplation

3. Preparation

4. Action

5. Maintenance

6. Relapse


                    

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

October 21, 2020

Are your needs being met? According to Abraham Maslow meeting our needs are "intrinsically how we partake in behavioral motivation". Take a personal inventory of your needs. There are three areas.

1. Basic: Physiological and Safety

2. Psychological: Belonging/Love and Esteem

3. Self-fulfillment: Self-actualization/achieving one's full potential 

Stress Management 

October 14, 2020

Have you checked your stress level today? Stop and take a deep breath. Evaluate your surroundings and how you feel in the moment. Taking a few moments a day check-in with yourself. Life moves at the pace of you. It's okay to take a personal time out to refresh and refocus.