Would These Make You Feel Better? (part1)

  • July 31, 2022
  • 3 min read

Hello, fellow seekers of tranquility and mental wellness! In a world brimming with stress, anxiety, and heightened conflicts, taking proactive steps towards better mental health becomes crucial. Today, we embark on a series of practices that are quick, easy, and designed to contribute positively to your well-being. Each episode will unveil three or four simple activities that might just make a difference in your daily life. Let’s dive into the first set of practices – an exploration into a phone-free hour, a sugar and wheat-free day, and an empathetic listening exercise.

1. Disconnect to Reconnect: A Phone-Free Hour Challenge

In a society tethered to smartphones, the idea of parting with our beloved devices for an hour might seem daunting. However, consider this an exercise for your mind. Choose a time when being without your phone won’t compromise your safety or accessibility. Whether it’s a walk, household chores, or unwinding with TV, lock away your phone for 90 minutes. Observe the initial anxiety, then notice the freedom and resourcefulness that follow. It’s a mental workout to discover how your mind operates without the constant digital companion.

2. A Day without Sugar and Wheat: An Experimental Detox

Disclaimer: We’re not doctors, and this isn’t medical advice. However, many individuals attest to the benefits of abstaining from sugar and wheat. Challenge yourself to a day without these elements. Document any changes in cravings, moods, or energy levels. This self-experiment may offer insights into your body’s responses and help you gauge the impact of these dietary components on your overall well-being.

3. The Gift of Unbiased Listening: An Empathetic Exercise

This practice involves giving someone you know a platform to express themselves freely. Choose a friend, colleague, or relative, and ask them if there’s something they’d love to talk about—something personal or self-indulgent. Your role is to provide a safe space for them to share without offering opinions or judgments. Let them speak for 10-15 minutes, and afterward, ask one question: How did it feel to articulate that without interruption or judgment? This exercise fosters connection and provides a valuable outlet for someone to express themselves freely.

Your Experience Matters: Share and Reflect

These practices are experiments; they may not resonate with everyone, and that’s perfectly fine. Share your experiences, insights, or challenges in the comments section. If you’re inclined to explore further or share your story through a dedicated outlet, visit our website for additional options.

Embracing Change for a Healthier Mind

Remember, the goal is not perfection or uniformity. It’s about trying something new, stepping out of your comfort zone, and discovering what contributes positively to your mental well-being. These practices are a reminder that small, intentional steps can pave the way for a healthier and more balanced mind.

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