Day 1579: Action

When people take the action of joining my therapy groups, I recommend these weekly actions:

  1.  Do something mindfully, using your senses to stay in the moment.
  2. Take one action you think would be helpful.
  3. Notice and challenge an unhelpful thought.

For example, I am writing this blog post mindfully, using my senses to stay in the moment. I just took the helpful action of writing an email to my realtor, expressing my thoughts and feelings about a property.  My next action is to notice unhelpful thoughts about an action I took yesterday:

I’ve made another mistake.  I should have known better.

Here’s the action of challenging that unhelpful thought:

 Everybody makes mistakes.  I’m doing the best I can. Every mistake is an opportunity for me to learn and grow.

Yesterday, my actions included:

  • Voting for myself to be the next president of a group psychotherapy organization,
  • Putting an offer on a house near the water,
  • Expressing appreciation for the departing interns at work, and
  • Facilitating two therapy groups.

Every day, I take action shots and share the action here.





When I show up at YouTube and gently search for “action” there, it’s true that I find this:

If you think it would be helpful to make a comment below, please take action.

My final action in this post?  Expressing gratitude to all who helped me create it and to you — of course! — for your action of visiting this blog today.

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28 thoughts on “Day 1579: Action

  1. I appreciate the truth in your post and admire your words but the Carl Jung action figure is priceless.

  2. That action figure of Carl Jung with the quote is wonderful. And so true. I am taking action by responding to this post and telling you that I hope you get the house and I hope you have a good weekend. I also just saw you took action and liked one of my posts as I was writing this. A heart feels a heart I always say. Now that’s action!!!

  3. You’re awesome, Ann, and maybe sometimes even Jung at heart. 😉

  4. Carl Jung action figure…priceless ! And his words on “what irritates”…so very true. Words to live by…

  5. Notice and challenge an unhelpful thought.

    I’m going to do my best to do this Ann. How simple a prompt to make change.

  6. yup. That Carl Jung action figure is priceless — love the second quote the most and will take action to remember it all day!

    — for every action there is an equal opposite reaction — so if that’s true, Taking action here in the morning is easy-peasy making my day easy-peasy too! 🙂 At least, I think that’s how it works! ❤

  7. Yesterday I was listening to Melvyn Bragg’s “In Our Time” podcast and the discussion was about Wolfgang Pauli, the theoretical physicist who was a good friend of Carl Jung. Some scientists consider this an odd pairing, but Pauli said, “It is my personal opinion that in the science of the future reality will neither be ‘psychic’ nor ‘physical’ but somehow both and somehow neither.”
    That’s an interesting thought, but not surprising coming from someone who wanted to understand the actions off the universe but did so entirely in his mind.

  8. I’ve always believed — if you don’t vote for yourself, why should anyone else vote for you? Go Ann Go!!

  9. Love the action figure–there’s also one for Sigmund Freud. Collect the pair!

  10. To act or not to act, that is the question

  11. Show up. Be Gentle. Tell the Truth. I wish I had enough money to put that on billboards all across the land, with one extra large one in DC.

  12. caring actions
    for yourself
    and others 🙂

  13. I hope that in the end, your mistake did not cause you (or anybody) too much trouble

  14. Pingback: Day 1583: Realizing who you are | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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