I hope everyone had an amazing week! I know I’ve been super busy – moving into a new house, working, and making sure I stay up to date with the blog schedule. Good news is, everything in the house is almost put together and I will be able to get back on track with the website. As we head into the weekend, make sure you take some time to relax and do at least one thing you love! Despite the hectic week, we still covered a lot here! In summary of this week:
- This week was National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW). We talked about ways you can get involved to end the stigma and even save someones life.
- Suicide hotline #: 800.273.TALK
- The American Association of Suicidology is a great resource to stay informed on how you can make a difference, and even become certified to help.
- Educate yourself on the warning signs of suicide and know how to appropriately respond.
- We touched on the basics of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – what it is, how it is beneficial, and how you can start practicing.
- The four modules are distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.
- You can join therapy classes or purchase DBT workbooks to learn on your own (links in the post).
- DBT focuses on ‘developing a life worth living’ with a purpose and connection.
- Next, we reminded ourselves about gratitude and why it is important to remember to take the time to reflect on things and people that are in our lives, rather than things or people that aren’t.
- Remember to thank people in your life for supporting you.
- Reach out to family members or friends who have moved away/you haven’t talked to in a while.
- Life benefits of practicing gratitude are: stronger relationships, increased happiness, increases self-esteem, boosts immune system, and more.
- Finally, we learned about how Airbnb is doing an awesome job at doing what they can to support Hurricane Florence victims by allowing users to open up their homes for free to people evacuating and is crisis.
- If you or someone you know is affected by the storm, head to airbnb.com/disaster for available homes that are free of charge to families in need.
- Over 300 people in Pennsylvania and Alabama alone are stepping up to help.
If you missed any of these posts, be sure to head back to the website to read all about it! Tomorrow I will be discussing a simple way to practice self-care that is often overlooked, but the most important. Stay tuned and let me know what you thought of this week!
The quotes I found most meaningful this week are . . .
“If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you automatically win.”
“Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.”
“Don’t ignore the efforts of a person who tries to keep in touch – it’s not all the time that someone cares.”
“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.”
“People being happy for people who are happy is such a magical thing…”