Start with a Refresh
Step 1: Check in with yourself
What’s the first step to a clearer mind? To decide how you feel… Research has shown that when you label the emotion you are experiencing, it allows emotional processing to start, helping you feel better! Remember, there is no such thing as a bad emotion, they’re all just temporary.
Step 2: Take a breather
Slow, smooth breathing is the quickest and easiest way to calm your stress response and activate your rest and relax system in just a few seconds. You will use the "belly breath" technique in a 5 count breathing pattern (this might even help boost your immune system!)
Step 3: Let go of your worries
This is your moment to unclutter your mind and release any thoughts or feelings you’re experiencing. Different questions are given for different emotions and it’s 100% private. Journaling activates the computing side of your brain which helps calm the emotional centre, further helping you gain more clarity. Once completed, you’ll burn it all away by setting fire to the screen. Let that sh*t go!
Step 4: Reframe with gratitude
Get your happy hormones flowing by writing a gratitude list. This part of the routine is about focusing on the positive as it’s easy to forget the good things in our lives (especially when we’re stressed or anxious).
“It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." - Epictetus.
Step 5: Mindful distractions
It’s now time for a quick mindful mini-game that changes daily and helps you get your zen on. From art therapy to quick focus challenges, all of these activities have been designed to disrupt your thinking and bring you back to feeling more balanced.
Step 6: Compassion / Challenge
Find more daily perspective through compassion exercises and mini challenges. Enjoy a dose of dopamine and a boost to self esteem!
Step 7: Make someone else feel good
Studies show that those who think of others are often happier. This is your moment to make someone’s day by sending them a Vibe “thinking of you moment”. No matter how we feel, we always have the power to make someone else feel better.
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