HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF SPACE
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU STOPPED TO CATCH YOUR BREATH?
This creative process will open up space in your brain, breath and body.
This exercise will have you mindfully breathing, connecting to your authentic thoughts and exploring your creative side.
As women OWE it to ourselves to put ourselves FIRST! Too often we get stuck in the daily grind and start to lose sight of the bigger picture. Our sense of self, compassion and creativity takes a back seat.
Whilst it may seem counterproductive to “take time for yourself” (what, when life is so busy and all), it is so incredibly important for you to give yourself the time and space you need to reconnect with yourself, your thoughts and the things you love.
Let’s dive right in. YOU have such inner wisdom. I believe in you!
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW AND DOWNLOAD THIS WORKSHEET TO HELP YOU CATCH YOUR BREATH.
After walking yourself through this exercise you will come out the other side having found your breath.
Three ways to catch your breath (and connect to your body):
Check in with your thoughts
Get out your journal and spontaneously write for THREE pages. Don’t judge any of the thoughts (no matter how intense or mundane), just write.
Take a moment to thank your body for all it does for you
Close your eyes. Breathe deeply three times. Cultivate a sense of gratitude in your body and think positively about everything your body is doing for you at this moment.
Listen to your favourite music
Pump up your favourite song (and maybe break out some dance moves), sing loud and proud and maybe have a dance party too.
All you need is 20 intentional music listening minutes to decrease the feelings of depression & anxiety (read more about this here)
In everything I do I am (figuratively) shouting from the roof tops for women to seek out the resources they need (ie. self-help books, finding a therapist, accessing support services, and/or personal coaching). Intrusive negative self-talk is connected to perfectionism, anxiety, and depression.
This expressive art therapy exercise WILL boost your mood, identify some thought patterns and guide you on how to create change within your own life, but please don’t replace these exercises for therapy, personalized care, or individualized advice.
If you are needing more individualized services or to talk this over with a professional, please connect with me. In my private practice I am passionate about holding space for women who are living with stress, anxiety, overwhelm, and depression. I offer a free 30 minute meet + greet to see if I could be the right support person for you. I offer both in-person and virtual therapy sessions.
I believe you are courageous, and if you are someone who is struggling YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT ALONE (oh, please don’t do it alone)! #endthestigma
Until next time, Kayla Huszar