Emotional Self-Care Highlights

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1: Be bold.

Resolve to do what is right,

for the right reason,

in the right way,

at the right time.

 

2: When conflict occurs, deal with each person’s feelings before turning to the content. Accept and validate the feelings and assist one another to express the feelings in their full intensity. Avoid shaming, blaming, explaining and defending. Instead choose mutual accountability.

3: Focus on solutions not problems.

4: Choose nourishing people, work, hobbies, food, thoughts, beliefs and environments.

5: Accept, support, encourage, protect and love yourself. Loving ourselves assists us to allow others to love us and increases our ability to love them.

6: Face and overcome your needless fears as doing so will help you grow. Sometimes we need to feel this fear and do what we fear anyway. After repeating this many times the fear will fade. This applies to fear or worry we feel when there is no actual physical danger. Fear in the face of actual danger is a gift to keep us safe by assuring we take action such as running to safety, fighting, hiding or reaching out for support.

8: Listen to, trust and act upon your gut feelings. Thought often undermines intuition instead of strengthening it.

9: Let thought be your servant rather than your master. When it is not serving you, observe it with curiosity and gently let it go or, at least, replace limiting thought with thoughts that set you free.

10: Past mistakes can guide us. They do not define us if we learn and move forward in a new and more empowered manner.

 

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11: “No one saves us but ourselves.

No one can and no one may.

We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ Buddha

 

12: Be willing to sparkle and shine.