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Creating a "Pull Yourself Back up" 5 -step plan

Monday, May 17, 2021

I have pulled part of a message from a team leader of the 100 Days of Weight Loss Team (I will be starting their Team Challenge on May 31:

"This is a very practical exercise to use when we're feeling a bit down, or stuck, or lacking motivation to do anything much!

Linda [Spangle] says "Instead of using ice-cream or chocolate, use this five-step plan to pull yourself back up. These steps take very little time, but produce amazing results. The power comes from the completion of all five steps, so don't skip any of them. And while you don't have to do them in the order they are listed, following the sequence will reset your brain patterns and give you better results."

1. Do tasks - mundane things that don't require much thought or decision-making (ie laundry!)
2. Make music - listen to something uplifting, play an instrument, sing.
3. Get active - find a way to move your body for at least 10 mins
4. Read a book (but stay away from self-help books!) - the idea is to give your brain a break!

5. Reflect - take some mindfully reflective moments, journal, meditate, pray - whatever is your thing.
In Linda's blog (link below) you can read her 5 things list:-

Clean out the junk drawer in the kitchen and organize it.
Play three songs on the piano.
Take a walk outdoors, take dogs along if weather is OK
Read several pages in a devotional book.
Sit in a quiet place with a cup of tea and do one of my favorite visualizations.


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So I will create my own personal 5 step intervention:

1. Tune my harp and then play 3 songs (each in a different mood/mode)
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