The alphabet has been a guiding principle for me since my Mom taught me - now over 50 years ago.
As a nursing instructor and a writer, the alphabet is a handy tool I seem to reach for time after time when exploring complex subjects.
The subject of this week's post is coping with stress.
Lately I seem to have an easier time giving wisdom to others in stress management than "practicing what I preach." As such, I thought I'd develop an alphabet that "I" could refer to ... !! If any or all of this post speaks to you, that would be amazing as well.
These simple strategies really do work for me - when I put my mind to it. I'd love to hear what other stress busters you reach for when having "one of those days".
Ask for what I need
Communicating effectively and directly
Emotional awareness - aka "my weather report"
Focus on priorities - mine, not everyone else's
Gratitude for what is going right
Kindness - especially to myself
Leisure time - aka "not working"
Music - all kinds
Patience - especially with myself
Valuing my judgment and experience
Walking - with my dog, Andy
Xpressing myself creatively
Zest / enthusiasm for life
I was sad to learn of the September 27th death of Marty Balin - best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. "Miracles" has to be my all time favorite Balin song - released when I was a high school Freshman in 1975.
Until next week, wishing us all peace and no stress, mar
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