DAY 3: What’s on your mind?
Take 5 Breathing
Lay your right hand on a flat surface, fingers slightly fanned out.
Then, starting with the bottom of your thumb, with the index finger on your other hand, trace up, inhaling deeply into your belly.
As you trace back down the other side of your thumb, exhale slowly.
Continue up the next finger (the index finger if you’re keeping score at home), inhaling, and so on, back down, until you reach the last finger on your hand.
Rinse and repeat until you feel more relaxed and calm.
DAY 5: Worry less and learn to let go
DAY 11: What spoons can teach you about stress
The article by Christine Miserando is currently not available on her website as of the publication of this book. Check out this video where she reads the article. I think it’s even more meaningful.
DAY 14: Put a label on it
DAY 15: Get what you want without feeling entitled
Entitlement is just one thing that eats away at resilience. Check out some of my other articles about resilience:
- Building resilience to fight stress and find opportunity
- How to find your power when dealing with change at work
- Use power and confidence to build resilience
- Finding meaning and purpose through resilience
DAY 19: Get unstuck and focus on what’s ahead
DAY 21: You might be passive aggressive…
DAY 26: How to calm the heck down
See Day 3 above for the apps and exercises.
DAY 27: It is what it is
Exercise: Leaves on a stream
DAY 30: Be okay with scraping some paint off
As only Bob Ross can explain, there is great power in scraping off what you think you can’t come back from. As a side note, watching episodes of Bob Ross is a mindfulness exercise all on its own. His calming demeanor is a great way to unwind after a hectic day.