Today I’m giving a presentation about my therapy groups at a national group therapy conference. Even though I’m telling myself to “just relax,” I’m having a lot of trouble sleeping because of rotator cuff pain and pre-presentation jitters.
This photo I took yesterday might help:
Also, I’ve decided to help my audience just relax today by starting out my presentation with the mindfulness exercise I always do when somebody is new to my groups. I tell people to focus on their breath, breathing in something they think might be helpful (like gratitude) and breathing out something that is not serving them well (like anxiety or distraction). When I thought of starting my presentation that way, I just relaxed.
Do any of my other recent photos help you to just relax?
That didn’t help me just relax. How about you? How do you just relax?
I am going to just relax and express my gratitude to all who helped me create today’s blog post and — of course! — to YOU.