Today is Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Midway through the week, checking in with myself, what do I need to finish the week strong?
A quote by Jack Kornfield. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
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September, marks change and the final third of the year. It’s a great time of year to access your self compassion. Consider how you talk to yourself, are you kind and understanding? Do you speak gently to yourself, reflecting love and appreciation? Give yourself permission to speak to yourself like you would speak to your best friend.
Practice this Mindfulness Activity to Re-energize your Body and Mind whenever you need a moment to reset – while waiting, before, after, or to transition between activities.
Establishing a regular practice of pausing makes it easier to reset when you need it the most. You can start your practice at any time, even now.
- Straighten your spine. Roll your shoulders back and down, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
- Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
- As you breathe in, draw in the healing energy from the earth.
- As you breathe out, exhale out compassion towards others.
Recharge yourself, tap into your strength and share positive energy when you repeat:
“I am [*Name*]. I can do this. This is temporary. I have successfully handled difficult challenges in the past. As I connect to my inner self, I am open to the Happiness and positive energy around me. I send loving kindness and compassion to all people including me. Together, we can do great things.”
With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,
Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP