Books: Finding inspiration through reading.
Invincible : Brian F. Martin
Girlosophy: A Soul Survival Kit : Anthea Paul
It's Not Supposed to be this Way : Lysa TerKeurst
Writings of Thomas Merton
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy books/workbooks
Nearby Places: For days when you just need to get out and explore or find peace.
“There’s a place in Tallassee where you can go down to the river and play on the rocks. It is very peaceful.”
Safari drive through in Hope Hull
Plays at Shakespeare
Jasmine Hill Gardens (Wetumpka)
Bamboo Garden (Prattville)
Walking around the riverfront/downtown
Positive Activities: For moments when we feel stuck.
Exercise : water aerobics (YMCA), kayaking, go for a walk, stretching
Art : sketching, painting, watercolor, pastels, photography (sunsets, flowers, nature), making shirts, coloring with gel pens, adult coloring books and sticker-by-number books
Games : chess
Online or Retail Shopping
Talking with Friends
Watching Comedy Movies
Gardening : working in flower beds, planting a tree, potted plants
Write in journal (can help to face inner thoughts that normally don't surface with usual thinking)
Daily inventory of emotions, struggles, blessings, food, etc.
Volunteering : humane societies, teach at the Literacy Council of Central Alabama
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills
“80% of change is awareness.” - Invincible