Using What’s Close At Hand

 

At DIG this week we talked about activities in which we engage to find COMFORT, UNDERSTANDING, or RELIEF  in our lives. Here’s the list we made.  Add others that you think of!

 

Companion animals

Prescription medications

People who listen and help us gain perspective

Relationship with God

Sense of fulfillment, productivity

Accomplishing small goals

Completion of tasks that leads to feeling empowered

Sleep

Chocolate or other comfort foods-  flavorful teas

Being in the Word

Soothing bath, hot tub

Music

Movies

Reading

Taking a drive in country, especially in pleasant weather

Counseling

Giving to others

Self talk that refutes the negative thinking

Exercise- yoga, bicycling, stretching

Hobbies- sewing, needlework, ceramics

Computer games

Diaphragmatic breathing

Acupuncture

Cooking/Baking

Favorite articles of clothing- comfy sweats, robe, etc

Laughter- comedy acts, television shows, listening to jokes

Fellowship- group dining, events with friends

Prayer

Journaling

Massage

Foot rub

Manicure

Pleasant fragrances- aromatherapy, essential oils, perfumes, etc.

Telephone call with a loved one

 

SELECT 3-5 OR MORE THAT YOU WILL INTENTIONALLY PLAN INTO YOUR WEEK FOR SELF-CARE. KEEP IN MIND BALANCE IN THESE DIFFERENT AREAS. WRITE THEM HERE:

SPIRITUAL CARE-

PHYSICAL CARE-

EMOTIONAL CARE-

RELATIONAL CARE-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(CBB- 8/25/15)

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