Hey, so can I tell you that blogging is a full-time job. I have noticed the high and low points which is teaching me quite a bit. There’s a daily focus on what I pay attention to. I try to make the most of each day/week and manage overall mental wellness.
One of the things that I really enjoyed when I accumulating 3,000 hours to become fully licensed as a counselor, was my Friday group sessions and being able to ask patients their high and lows of the week. Why?
There is a tendency to really let negative thoughts consume us. Why not have a way to acknowledge that, “ok, I had this not so great thing happen to me but I also had this positive thing that occurred,” in that moment of thinking those thoughts. Therapy sessions for that moment were filled with a bit more positive energy than when members initially arrived, which felt promising for the rest of the day’s work. The key take away for the initial part of therapy was that they can always choose to shift their focus to something else. Certain negative events shouldn’t shift their focus on their positive progress and being able to accept that highs and lows occur but it’s what you choose to do with that event to, shape your outlook on the rest of the day/week.
Just like with anything else that you have to consistently do, this is another good one. Acknowledging high and lows weekly or daily is a needed focus but always mention the positive event last. You could make this a journal entry, or something you just think of during a “me time” moment but record it in some way for you to see that you do have positive moments that happen and your thoughts don’t always have to focus on the negative. Little tip/technique I wanted to share. Hope you enjoy the rest of the day and come back soon.