It’s Days 2 of 10 Days of Wellness and there’s just two tasks to do today.
Task 1 is a breathing activity. Find a few minutes to sit in a chair, close your eyes if you feel comfortable doing so, or lower your gaze. Place one hand on your chest and one on your stomach. And in this position take 10 breaths. Concentrate on feeling yourself getting heavier with each exhale, connecting to the ground through your seat. Watch as the breaths become more slow and more deliberate. Keep your shoulders relaxed and use these 10 breaths to be present and to relax.
Task 2. Yesterday you completed a reflection activity where you wrote out 8 positive words that describe you. If you didn’t do that activity yet then please see my Task 3 post from yesterday and the link in my bio for more info, and make time today to complete it as we will refer to it a few times over these 10 days together. If you feel resistant to doing it, ask yourself why finding 8 positive things about you is a point of challenge. If you are really struggling with it, just start with 4 words for now and try and do another 4 tomorrow.
Once you have your words then today’s challenge is to write a single example for each one as to when you have demonstrated that attribute.
So for example, if one of your positive attribute words is BRAVE, then you might write something like, I was brave when I left my last relationship. Or I was brave when I applied for that new job as it was out of my comfort zone.
They don’t have to be big things, just an example of when you really showed that aspect of your character. You may want to write a little more detail or keep it to a one line basis, it’s up to you – whatever you feel comfortable with.
If you’ve been struggling with this activity drop me a DM for some guidance. You can do this.
Sometimes finding positive words about ourselves is really hard as we are very infrequently our own cheerleaders. It is far more common that our self dialogue is more negative and critical. We need to relearn talking positively about ourselves and this is a good way to start.