Instructions for "I Forgive Me":
We may feel like we need to carry our wrong-doings around with us as a punishment, or a reminder not to do them again. In reality, carrying guilt makes us feel bad about ourselves, and feeling bad about ourselves can make us more likely to do bad things. Forgive yourself and let it go, it's better for you!
"Guilt: Punishing yourself before God doesn't." - Alan Cohen
Instructions for "The Gift of Attention":
For at least one interaction or conversation you have with someone each day this week, set your intention to give them your full attention. Here are some tips to help you:
We all know how good it feels to have someone be present and really hear us, but in this busy world it's a rare thing. My clients often comment on the benefit they feel from just being listened to, and I feel a benefit too, as I get to switch off from my own stories, and connect with another person.
This week, try to slow down and give someone your attention (be it the shopkeeper or your spouse), and see how it's a gift for both of you.
"One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention." - Jim Rohn
Instructions for "It's in Your Hands...":
Take a little mini holiday from the constant work and stimuli each day is packed with, and return with a clearer mind.
"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." - Eddie Cantor
Instructions for "Calm Down, or Wake Up!" (We are cheating a little this week as they take 3 minutes, not 1!)
To calm down or relax your energy:
To wake up and energise:
Changeability in the weather can bring changeability in energy levels, but life goes on regardless. Here are two simple tools to help adjust your energy level to meet the demands of your life.
“Breathing is underrated.” - Stacey Lee, Under a Painted Sky
The Weekly Minute is a blog I write each week with the aim of providing proven tools to help promote positive mental health.
The collection of short, practical mindfulness and therapy tools for self-reflection and self-improvement, can equip people to take their mental well-being into their own hands, and improve their quality of life.
The Weekly Minute is posted here every Monday, or you can sign up to get it delivered to your inbox via the link below.
Follow me on social media (see below) to make sure you don't miss one!
Get the Weekly Minute delivered straight to your inbox, or follow it on social media!
By subscribing to Claire Shannon Therapy you are agreeing to receive a weekly blog post via email.
I use Mailchimp to store and manage this mailing list and your data will not be shared with any third party. You are free to unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe button which appears at the end of every blog.