When people take the action of joining my therapy groups, I recommend these weekly actions:
- Do something mindfully, using your senses to stay in the moment.
- Take one action you think would be helpful.
- 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.