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Practice Activities For Week One
Sigh and Release and Gentle Hugs:
This week, when you notice that you are frazzled, take the few moments for yourself that you need to take a deep breath and let it out on a sigh, either while giving your self a gentle hug or while shaking your body to release tension. See what you notice.
If you have trouble remembering, you can set an alarm on your phone, or stick a post-it note somewhere you will see it, the inside of your front door, the bathroom mirror. And, when you see the post-it or hear the alarm, just take a few deep breaths and let it out on a sigh.
Practice Compassionate Imagination:
Try to experiment with compassionate imagination at least once during the week, more if you can.
Reflect on why it is important to take care of yourself.
If you have a moment to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me what you are noticing, I would love to hear from you.