This is part two of a three part article by our Therapy Director, Julie Feld, that includes tools to help you navigate common stressors.
Part II: Living Your Life with Commitment
Part of the emergency procedures of an airline is to train adult passengers to put on their oxygen mask before they help their children with theirs. I think this is true for our mental health as well. Take care of yourself so you can be there for others. It’s hard to maintain our focus and commitment to thinking and doing things differently. Take a few minutes each morning to evaluate yourself. Ask yourself “Am I living the way I choose to today?” I suggest a daily medication reading or video to start the day.
Here are a few digital tools to help you get started. At the time of this post all these apps have a free option.
On the web:
Pexel Thoughts 60-second online meditation
(available in the App Store on iTunes and Google Play)
1 Giant Mind 12-steps to meditation guide
The Mindfulness App for all ages and levels
Smiling Mind designed for children
Buddhify specifically designed with busy lifestyles in mind
Part III: Living Your Life with Intention