Little things can do a lot. Especially if you do them early on before your mental being churns into a crisis, and especially if you practice them over and over in a variety of settings.
- Name 5 things of beauty right around you.
- Rate your Joy Factor (from zero to ten).
- Words change things. Repeat words in your mind of things you want. One word, one deep breath.
- Speaking of breathing, hang up a meditation leaf (write me and I’ll send you one) 6 feet away and see if your deep breathing can make it twirl. 3 times over.
- Shakespeare wrote, “Assume a virtue if ye have it not.” The virtue that is key to most others is determination. If nothing else, be determined.
- Comfort is a necessity, not a luxury. Allow comfort to come inside, change you. Be conscientious and concerted in the little things that bring you comfort. Know what those things are, and bring a special focus to their experience such that they become expansive.
These things won’t fix deep depression or chronic anxiety, won’t prevent psychosis, but will make you feel human, self-respect, and give you an inner structure that carries you through.
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