Being Empowered With Mindful Habits
we've looked at the model of stress because we wanted to know, you know, where can we make a difference? Where can we pick a habit? And that's what we talk about next is just picking a habit, you know, do we want less coming into this? Do we want to change change a habit around awareness of perceiving what's going on? Or do we want to do something that just makes us stronger? And we talked about how we had ways that we could increase our awareness. We could have a habit, maybe that had to do with cooling down to power up once we are stressed, that's more of the rescue version of stress management. Or could we pick a habit that's going to be part of our long term strategy? May be using the maps or the meeting maps are doing something long term that's gonna help for us. And I'm going to switch to the slide, so reducing the load, reframing raising awareness. Where are these habits that you could pick from? So I wanted to focus on really according to fighting stress, what kinds of habits w...
ould help. I want to look first at habits of awareness and I really want to hear from you all, especially online as well. We talked about the fact that if we want to fight stress, if we want less stress we're going to have to disrupt what we're already thinking about so that we can have this moment of awareness. We can use the dots on the phone, on the computer, we can do the dot method, we can set alarms, we can use some of the apps that are available um in the bonus material that sound a little alarm or do something but we've got to disrupt ourselves to develop awareness. So what are some ideas you have that would be a habit, You could be just raise your awareness of How are you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? Where are you on the stress scale? So let's talk about habits of mindfulness. So, awareness was about, you know, how am I in the moment? Mindfulness is about developing a habit of choosing your perspective. How am I gonna look through? I love these sculptures were in the National Gallery this past year. How how am I going to frame the picture for myself of what I'm looking at him? I'm gonna frame it in the story of woe is me. You know, I can't believe how many bad things have happened to me, You wouldn't believe it, or am I going to frame it in? Wow, here comes another life challenge and I've made it through several, I'm pretty strong, this one may hurt, but I'm gonna I'm gonna be okay and in the big picture scheme of things, it's okay. So what are some habits you could do that would help you keep your perspective be more mindful and shoes? So how about some habits of resilience? What are some of the things you can do that would just make you stronger because from all of these, I hope you're listening, not thinking, oh my gosh, she's asking me to do all of these things. I can't possibly do all of these things. What I'm trying to do is develop a bigger menu and you just pick one that we're going to talk about. So what are just just brainstorm some ideas, what kind of things would make you stronger in the face of stress? And so would some of these them be tied to like yourself care. Exactly. So the bad as we've said over and over bad stuff is going to happen. Mm And if you we all probably have done enough research to know that when we feel low, when we feel drained and bad stuff happens, it's a whole lot harder to cope with it. So what makes us strong to cope?