Exploring Self-Care

Check the items on the list that you are currently doing, or will be doing as part of self-care: ExerciseNutritionProper sleepGood hygieneChores around the houseTaking meds as prescribedKeeping medical appointmentsSocializing (with friends or making new connections)Keeping sharp (puzzles, games)Positive self-talkFinding a purposeAllowing time for funTreat myself wellMindfulness/meditationHobbiesThe arts (expression and galleries)Keep strongBe kind to myselfBe... Continue Reading →

Going to the Centre

Find a quiet spot for a few minutes. Take a few breaths and let your mind settle as best as it can.Close your eyes and go inside. Place your hands over your chest to help you centre in. Find the feeling at the centre of you. Can you find peacefulness within? Does it feel familiar?... Continue Reading →

Checking In: Self-Care Questions

Are you finding self-care difficult? Do you need to check-in and see how things are going? Are there any areas you want to change what you're doing for yourself? What are some ways to take care of yourself physically?What are some ways to take care of yourself mentally?What are some ways to take care of... Continue Reading →

What “I” Am…

- Complete the following statements: “I like myself because…” “I am…” “I will…” “I appreciate…” “I had…” “I have…” “I know…” “I consider…” “I learned…” “I can…” “I want to…” “I did…” “I love…” “I understand…” “I achieved…” “I like…” “I act…”

Bad Day

What is a “bad day”?How does a bad day” make you feel?Have you ever experienced a day when one “bad” thing happened and then everything seemed to go wrong too? How did you handle it?What are some things that might trigger a “bad day”?What does a “bad day” look like?How do you handle a “bad... Continue Reading →

Exploring Your Self

- Complete the following statements: “I remember…” “I realized…” “I have learned…” “I am pleased to think of…” “I am surprised when…” “I would like to remember that…” “I understand that…” “The thing I treasure most is…” “I am good at…” “I am special because…” “I would like to share…” “I need to remember that…”... Continue Reading →

Exploring More of Your Self

Answer the following questions: Describe a typical day at home.What is your favourite part of the day? What is your least favourite part of the day? 3. What do you feel are your strengths? 4. What do you feel are your weaknesses? 5. What do you think it would take in order to be happy?... Continue Reading →

Exploring More of Your Self II

- Complete the following statements: “I remember…” “I realized…” “I have learned…” “I am pleased to think of…” “I am surprised when…” “I would like to remember that…” “I understand that…” “The thing I treasure most is…” “I am good at…” “I am special because…” “I would like to share…” “I need to remember that…”... Continue Reading →

Emotions as Metaphors

When it comes to emotions, they can feel like they are as big as all outdoors and strong enough to take us over. Or even take us down. Putting it into words can be difficult and feel slightly detached from the magnitude and ferocity that some emotions can cause. Even pleasant emotions can feel overwhelming.... Continue Reading →

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