For the last two days, when someone has asked me how my day has been I have been experimenting with encouraging myself to recollect positive feelings and events instead of negative ones. For example: Yesterday I spoke to a student that I teach, and was touched by his interest and curiosity about the course material; today I sat on a bench in the sunshine: watching the leaves fall, smelling autumn on the breeze, and savoring the change of seasons. What positive experiences are you engaging in today?
By India Court MacWeeney
The Most Important Relationship
Difficulties and challenges with relationships in our lives can often have a significant impact on our mood and sometimes can contribute to feelings of depression. Whilst these relationships are very important to our wellbeing, the most important relationship in our lives often gets overlooked: the relationship we have with ourselves.
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How would you describe the relationship you have with yourself?
It's on the rocks. We do NOT get along.
Needs improvement. I am my harshest critic.
We are acquaintances. Neither friends nor enemies.
Good. We are supportive friends.
I am my biggest fan. I can do no wrong.
We've been where you are ... We can help you!
"I just want to thank whoever idea it was to do this. I was really helpful I didn't feel like any one was judging me or here to put me down. I really don't know what I would have done with out this today. Today was a really hard day for me.
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