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YOUR INNER CHILD
Who is your most dominant Inner Child?
Our inner child is the part of ourselves that represents our early experiences, beliefs, and emotions. It is the part of us that still feels the impact of past traumas, hurts, and disappointments. By connecting with our inner child, we can gain insight into our emotional needs, desires, and wounds, and can begin to heal and grow.
Understanding which type of inner child we identify with can help us in our healing journey by providing insight into our emotional triggers, patterns of behavior, and ways of relating to others. By acknowledging and nurturing our inner child, we can begin to heal old wounds, build resilience, and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
Some techniques for connecting with our inner child include journaling, visualization, creative expression, and inner child work with a therapist. These practices can help us develop self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-care, and can enable us to build more fulfilling and meaningful relationships with ourselves and others.
ANXIETY COPING METHODS
5 of our top anxiety coping methods... How do these resonate for you?
🙏1. Look around you and identify five things that you can see. Pay attention to the details of each item, its color, shape, texture, and any other distinctive feature.
Notice four things that you can feel. It could be the sensation of your feet touching the ground, the fabric of your clothes against your skin, the temperature of the air on your face, or anything else.
Listen for three things that you can hear. Focus on the sounds that are present in your environment, whether it's the sound of traffic outside, the hum of the refrigerator, or the rustling of leaves in the wind.
Identify two things that you can smell. Take a deep breath and notice any aromas that are present, such as the scent of food cooking, the fragrance of flowers, or the smell of fresh air.
Finally, focus on one thing that you can taste. It could be something you ate or drank recently, or simply the taste of your mouth.
This exercise can help you to redirect your attention away from distracting thoughts and worries and back to the present moment. It's a great tool to use anytime you feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed.
🙏2. Practicing deep breathing regularly, you can help to train your body to naturally breathe more deeply and slowly, which can help to reduce anxiety symptoms over time. Additionally, deep breathing can help to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsibl
🙏3. Grounding yourself by using your senses to be aware of things immediately around you in the present moment is a wonderfully calming thing to do in addition to the 1st exercise.
🙏4. Mindful walking can be done anywhere. This particular exercise give you a pattern and movement to focus on which can help calm the mind and bring you into the present
🙏5. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) tapping is a type of energy psychology that involves tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on a negative emotion or issue. It can be a useful tool for managing emotional and physical symptoms and improving overall well-being. It's a simple and easy-to-use technique that can be practiced anywhere and anytime
THIS TOO SHALL PASS
CLICHE... but its a good cliche to think on repeat when you feel like the odds are against you time and again. You're learning about something while you're on this rickety path about yourself, others, life...
Reminder, that nothing stays as it is. Everything is evolving. How you feel today is not how you will feel in 3 months, or even 3 weeks, maybe even 3 days. Even if the situation feels stagnant, something about it or about how you feel will have moved on.
We are better at recognising that when things are great, they are unlikely to stay great for an extended period. Shit happens. That's life. We usually accept that. Yet when we are in the darker place, it's hard to imagine that we'll ever get out of it.
The sun doesn't always shine, the rain doesn't always pour (in the UK anyway 🤣)
THE ANGER ICEBERG
What is your anger hiding? What is truly causing it? What is the root?
Anger often masks other underlying emotions that are not as visible or easy to recognise
Just as an iceberg only shows its tip above the water while the majority of it is hidden below the surface, anger only shows the most obvious and visible part of a person's emotional experience while other emotions remain hidden
The anger iceberg suggests that there are often deeper emotions or issues driving a person's anger, such as fear, sadness, hurt, shame, or frustration.
By exploring and identifying these underlying emotions, we can gain a better understanding of ourselves and our triggers, communicate more effectively with others, and manage our emotions more effectively.
IS IT A YES?
Life is an adventure and each person has their own unique path to follow. We all face challenges and obstacles on our journeys and maybe it's about saying 'yes' to those challenges... In order to grow, to reach our potential.
Saying yes means embracing the unknown, taking risks, stepping out of our comfort zones. It means being open to new experiences and perspectives, and being willing to learn from our mistakes.
Saying yes can be daunting but it can also be incredibly rewarding. When we say yes, we discover new strengths and abilities, build resilience and find a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in our lives.
The next time you are faced with a new opportunity or challenge, ask yourself if you can say a hearty yes to the adventure, embrace the unknown, take a risk and just see where that might take you
CIRCLE OF CONTROL
We challenge you to give this a go this week and drop a message below to let us know how it went for you ❣️
What is this theory and how can I use it?
The Circle of Control is a theory that focuses on the idea that there are things in life that we can control, and there are things that we cannot.
The Circle of Control consists of three circles: the circle of concern, the circle of influence, and the circle of control.
The circle of concern includes all the things that we are concerned about, but cannot control, such as the weather, global politics, or other people's actions.
The circle of influence includes things that we can influence, such as our relationships, our health, or our work.
The circle of control includes things that we have complete control over, such as our thoughts, our feelings, and our actions.
To use the Circle of Control, you first need to identify the things that are within your control, and focus on those things. This will help you feel more empowered and less anxious about the things that you cannot control. You can also work on expanding your circle of influence by taking actions that will have a positive impact on your life and the lives of those around you.
Additionally, the Circle of Control can be helpful in decision-making. When faced with a problem, you can assess whether it is within your control, influence, or concern. By focusing on the things within your control or influence, you can take action to address the problem and improve the situation.
Overall, the COC is a powerful tool for managing stress and anxiety, making effective decisions, and taking control of your life.
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