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|Written by jstsIm|
|10 April 2011|
IMAGINATION: lOOK FOR THE HUMOR.
Anticipate the future.
LIFE PLANNING:Set clear goals. Plan the future.
OORGANIZING: Take charge. Make order. Don't let things pile up.
PROBLEM -SOLVING: Solve it yourself. Seek outside help. Tackle problems head on.
RELABELING: Change perspectives. Look for good in bad situations.
TIME ARRANGEMENT: Focus on top priorities. Work smarter, not harder.
BIOFEEDBACK: Listen to your body. Know your physical limitations.
EXERCISE: Pursue physical fitness. Jog, swim, dance, walk.
NOURISHMENT: Eat for health. Limit use of alcohol.
RELAXATION: Tense and relax each muscle. Take warm bath. Breathe deeply.
SELF-CARE: Energize your work and play. Strive for self-improvement.
STRETCHING: Take short stretch breaks throughout your day.
COMMITMENT: Take up a worthy cause. Say "yes". Invest yourself meaningfully
FAITH: Find purpose and meaninf. Trust God.
PRAYER: Confess. Ask forgiveness. Pray for others. Give thanks.
Let go of problems. Learn to live with the situation.
VALUING: Set priorities. Be consistant. Spend time and energy wisely.
WORSHIP: Share beliefs with others. Put faith into action.
I wonder if I could follow me today
And see what others see
Could meet myself along the way
And talk awhile with me
Could sense my habits as they are
My faults beside my best
I wonder would my score be par
With true worth as the test.
I wonder when I meet me
I'd care to stay around
Or would I walk away and sniff
At little little faults I'd found.
I wonder if I'd find that
I am wjhat I think I am
Or would I turn away and sigh
The victim of a sham.
(Hand out from Mental Health America)