Well, we’d like to think it is!
We had such a wonderful weekend last month with the parents who attended PCLG’s first Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) session. We thought we’d share a few ideas for extending those wellness tools into the current holiday season.
Give yourself permission to take time for yourself – take a warm bath or shower, rest, read, stretch and relax your neck and shoulders,
Do something for your health – get a flu shot, have your vitamin D levels checked, go to bed early some nights, and/or get some sunshine if you can
Make a connection – catch up with an old friend, attend a party or sing along, get together with others for a holiday meal, learn about holiday traditions from another culture, write an old-fashioned letter or card to a friend
Do something for someone else – help a friend, help at a charity activity, give to a good cause
Engage in mindfulness activities – create, meditate, listen to music, hang out with a pet
Check something off your list (but only if it makes you feel better!)– I like to cheat and write down something I’ve already done and then check it off.
Allow time for reflection – consider positive things that happened this past year, things you are grateful for, or aspirations you might have for next year.