January 05, 2021
12 Steps for Self-Care
If it feels wrong, don’t do it. Say “exactly” what you mean. Don’t’ be a people pleaser. Trust your instincts. Never speak bad about yourself. Never give up on your dreams. Don’t be afraid to say “No”. Don’t be afraid to say “Yes”. Be KIND to yourself. Let go of...
December 21, 2020
Happiness Chemicals and How to Hack Them
Dopamine (The Reward/Motivation Chemical) Completing a task Celebrating small wins Self-care activities Exercise Listening to music Gratitude Oxytocin (The Love/Contentment Hormone) Healthy relationships Hugging family Playing with a dog Helping others Holding hands Giving compliments Serotonin (The Mood Stabilizer) Meditating/Yoga Deep breathing Running Sun Exposure Oatmeal/Bananas Swimming Surfing Endorphins (The...
December 14, 2020
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Coping Strategies
Examples of unhealthy coping strategies: • Drug or alcohol use• Overeating• Procrastination• Sleeping too much or too little• Social withdrawal• Self-harm• AggressionExamples of healthy coping strategies:• Exercise• Talking about your problem• Healthy eating• Seeking professional help• Relaxation techniques (e.g. deep breathing)• Using social support• Problem-solving techniques
December 07, 2020
10 Steps to Changing Unhealthy Habits
1. Identify the habits you want to change. This means bringing what is usually unconscious (or at least ignored) to your awareness. It does not mean beating yourself up about it. Make a list of things you'd like to change, and then pick one. 2. Look at what you are getting...