How to be human? Humane? –  

August 19, 2020 – 

  • Try not to be overly reliant on people, places, and things to make you feel “OK”
  • Acceptance is the answer to all of our problems (not always agreement)
  • “One day at a time”
  • Turn inward for calm
  • Ask for help and be open to receiving it
  • What you focus on manifests (positive and negative)
  • Set boundaries to protect your mind
  • Surround yourself with positive influences and energy
  • If you do not charge your own battery, you will have nothing to give others
  • Invite spirituality into your day- it is the one constant
  • You can restart your day at any time
  • This too shall pass
  • Self-care is more important now than EVER
  • Avoid HALT: Becoming excessively hungry, angry, lonely, tired
  • Take a break from “toxic” things
  • Avoid “future tripping”
  • View change as an opportunity for growth
  • Tell others what your needs are, they cannot read your mind
  • Ride the wave of emotions that may change daily
  • Protect your mind from “triggers” that can include social media, news, people by limiting exposure or taking a break
  • Everything is OK in this moment
  • Reach out for social support and maintain a sense of community, even remotely
  • Create a balanced daily behavioral schedule as many people are working remotely or have had significant schedule changes
  • Move a muscle, change a thought
  • Talk to a therapist if you are continuing to struggle psychologically
  • Breathe, deeply

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