rev up resilience
A path to Rev Up your resilience is through daily Movement and Mindfulness!
Daily Movement: Foster your wellness and those around you by making it a point to find a few minutes (5, 10, 20+) of self-care movement every day. Find the right "steps" for you! Get outside for a short walk, take a few deep breaths, laugh, take a walk/talk with a friend, Run, Jog, Hike, Yoga on and on – whatever works for you – each step and daily repetitiveness leads to new neural pathways of positivity and resilience in your brain.
Daily Positivity: Negative thoughts stick like Velcro and Positive thoughts slide off like Teflon. It’s just the way the human brain is programmed. For every 1 negative thought we have, it takes 3-5 positive ones to overcome our brain. Here are some simple ways to Rev Up the positive:
Use a Gratitude Journal. Leave beside your nightstand and each morning or evening take a pause and jot down what comes to your mind that you appreciated in the day.
Find an Gratitude App. Not into paper & pen? Take the same steps thru an App.
Read the Positive Journal. 5-minutes a day toward a Happier Life!
Follow in Lin Manuel Miranda's steps: Sure, you may think it's "easy" to be positive when you are talented, rich and famous - but even people like Lin Manuel Miranda work at their mental resilience. Check out his book: Gmornin' Gnight! Little Pep Talks
Daily Mindfulness: Mindfulness means being present. Stopping your brain from thinking about the past or the future and just "be". Taking this time builds patience. Patience builds perseverance. Perseverance leads to Resilience!
Embrace Meditation. Try the Calm App or Head Space. Or just find space to sit in quiet for even just 1-2 minutes a day.
Mindful Meals. At least once a day, pause and really taste the foods and beverages you are putting inside your body.
Slow Down and be Still. This is not an easy one for me! But I make attempts every day to find even 1-2 minutes to just step outside and dare I say, sit down, and just Be-still.
Here's an article on the neuroscience of resilience if you'd like more information.