DUE: EVERY SUNDAY BY MIDNIGHT
10 POINTS EACH WEEK = 50 POINTS TOTAL
PRACTICING GRATITUDE — THREE GOOD THINGS – report every week
List THREE GOOD THINGS for the week. What went well and why? This can be a big event or something small that made you feel good when it happened.
STRESS-REDUCING PRACTICES TO TRY
Try it: Laughter Therapy! Review the lecture notes about Humor and Laughter TherapyFind a laughable moment, a funny comic, movie — or traditional laughter therapy. Laugh for no reason for 2 minutes. Watch this video for some inspiration.
Try it: Revew the lecture notes aboutThis topic is scheduled for next week–but why wait? Listen to music without lyrics, something calming for you. You might want to add a few rounds of 4:7:8 breathing or the Relaxation Response or simple Belly Breathing while you are listening.
Try it: Even if you don’t have a headache try the BET BETH massage for headache reliefAlso review the lecture notes about to give you more ideas about how you can calm your body. This topic is also scheduled for next week.
Try it: Bhramari Pranayama – Bee Breathing this is a yogic breathing technique — here is a scriptin the file section of the class too.
Try it: Another great practice is. After you review the brief lecture (also from next week!), try this guided autogenic training:
Try it: If you haven’t listened to any of the audio recordings on the file section or read through the scripts–review them now and try one!
Try it: Consider doing a Random Act of Kindness this week. You decide what to do, here are some suggestions:
- Leave a gift on someone’s doorstep.
- Learn the name of someone you see everyday–at the grocery, at Starbucks, bus driver. Greet them by name.
- Make two lunches and give one away.
- Give someone a genuine compliment.
Be sure to repeat any stress-reducing technique that is working for you. Continue to add some variety and extend the time of your experience.