1. Serenity Prayer
2. Replace should with could
3. I'm human
4. Self-care is important
5. Ask for help
6. Let it go - it's okay
7. Say "thank you" for 10 things
20 minutes ago I was having difficulty with this topic -- as I did one thing, I was thinking of other things "I should be doing", and as I started doing one of the other things, my thoughts were again on "I should be doing" something else!! As feeling happy, satisfied and thankful become my default it's easier to be happy, satisfied and thankful -- and easier to notice when harmful thoughts are driving my actions (I'm not enough, I should be doing, etc ).
I am enough. I am doing good healthy things for myself and others. I am allowing balance in my life.
This morning mindfulness practices of being in the moment are difficult for me. I'm appreciating noticing this and taking time for self care. The three A's: awareness, acceptance, action.
There are many ways to change habits and thought patterns. What are some that work for you recently?