Below are suggested activities for our clients to use to build upon skills developed during treatment.
Laughter is good for the soul. Take time to read a joke, watch a comedy, or laugh with a friend.
Practice the art of saying no. Setting boundaries is a way to honor yourself. It is important to say no to some things in order to maintain the time and energy for what is most precious to you and to make room for better things that are yet to come.
Take yourself on a spontaneous little adventure this weekend or just commit a chunk of time to do an activity that is life-giving.
Write a thank you letter to your body. Our body image can be negative at times – take a moment to thank your body for the many ways it helps you take the world my storm.
Do something artistic. Get out some art supplies and just play – no rules or limitations.
Make a plan for next week. Write down a few goals for yourself, your obstacles to meeting those goals, and your tools for overcoming them. You’ve got this!
Play an upbeat song – especially one that makes you feel positive or inspired. Belt the words, dance like no one is watching, or just rock out in your car.
Write down 10 things you love about yourself. Integrate these thoughts throughout your day and post each one in a place you’ll see it to keep yourself encouraged.
Actively choose to love yourself and be happy today – no matter what happens. This can positively effect your mood and your outlook.
Rest is crucial to recovery. Prioritize your need for sleep.