Pinkcast 2.3: The power of an “emotional first aid kit”
LINKS AND FURTHER READING:
- Bonnie’s book, written with Allen Haines, is Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy. (Buy it at Amazon, BN.com, IndieBound, or 800CEOREAD.)
- You can find out more about Bonnie herself on her website.
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Thank you Dan and Bonnie for this simple practical advice – great stuff!
Dan this is a good one. I usually have an evernote app which contains my mission, goals, what I should do every day and I do look at it when I am having an off day. It is a wonderful practice to keep your spirits high.
Many of us are on auto-pilot throughout our lives. Bonnie’s practical advice offers a way to reset with perspective. Thanks Dan for hosting another thought leader that enhances day-to-day living with purpose.
I love this idea. I’m the kind of person who always has aspirin, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, energy bar, etc. in my purse. An emotional first aid kit will be a great addition to my preparedness. I do have a “Nice Things” file in my work email, where I store “atta girl” messages, thank yous, and other appreciations. When I am having a stinker of a day, it really helps to scroll through those old messages and see that I have been appreciated at times.
Love this! I personally use a modified version of flying stars fengshui, using items that have meaning for me (the thought leadership is from Asia but this is about energy and not about their items; it is about mindfulness IMHO). Yes, I also have a wall of drawings and a drawer of cards for the tougher first aid needs.
Dan, as usual, you are full of new ideas and great suggestions. Thank you to Bonnie for sharing your wisdom. Sometimes the simple things can do amazing things for our psyche.
Thanks Dan & Bonnie. I’ll definitely try it. What’s make it original is the fact to hide it and use it only if needed… just like a regular aid kit. Souds poweful. Thanks again.
What a great and ‘easy to do’ (Jeff Olson – The Slight Edge) idea!
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Excellent! I have had a “feel good” folder for years with notes that I could pull and rummage through when I found myself questioning my purpose! Love the idea of including pictures and also the use of a smart phone!
Another good one! I always take away something useful from the Pinkcast. Thanks for staying with it!
Great idea! I especially like the team approach. None of us get through even a day by ourselves.
http://www.TonyMayo.com How about accepting that humans sometimes feel “crappy” or “down” or other unwelcome emotions? Maybe make it a moment to mull the message my mood is sending to my mind? Not wallowing or whining; nothing added or pushed away. Just accepting and experiencing, even exploring, the emotion we made, the direct experience of being a particular, living human. How about doing that now and then, instead of chasing amulets and icons to plaster over our genuine selves? Just now and then.
Great advice . . . “comfort box” . . . putting those items, reminders of someone valuing your input, feedback, help can be reassuring, and reinforcing to “go on.” Also, “memories” can also be useful in remembering to be grateful.
This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing. I have something a little bit similar. I call it my “Brag File.” I teach 7th grade, and some days can be tough. When I feel discouraged, I pull out my Brag File where I’ve kept positive notes from parents and teachers from almost thirty years of teaching. It always makes me feel better!
Edit- And students, of course!
And, I read the Handmaid’s Tale when it was published and couldn’t agree more with your recommendation. But do I have to get a Hulu subscription?!
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