Mindfulness and Personal Growth Tools That Set You Up For Success Each Day
As a behavioral health professional, you’re committed to giving your best to your patients each day. This requires being fully present at work and focused on personal growth. However, this is often easier said than done, as distractions often get in the way.
In order to keep mindfulness and professional growth at the forefront, you need a solid set of tools to get on track and stay there. Making these activities part of your daily ritual will keep you grounded and serve as a reminder of what’s most important.
7 Mindfulness Tips For Behavioral Health Professionals
You typically don’t think twice about breathing, but making a concentrated effort to change your breathing pattern can improve both your mental and physical well-being. There are many different types of breathwork exercises to choose from, including box breathing — i.e., taking slow, deep breaths — and alternate nostril breathing. Find one — or more — that works for you and incorporate it into your routine.
In the chaos of everyday life, it’s easy to lose sight of how much you have. Gratitude journaling is a great way to gain perspective of what matters most. Focus on why you’re so appreciative of the person or thing you’re writing about and how they/it impact(s) your life.
A great way to lower stress, make deeper human connections and improve focus, meditation is an activity that can be worked into your daily life. Whether you meditate each morning or on a nightly basis, taking a few moments to fully be in the present can declutter your mind and help improve your focus.
Personal Development Plan
It can be hard to move forward without a solid plan in place. Creating a personal development plan gives you a roadmap to follow for anything from career development to improving relationships with loved ones. Write down actions you need to take to move forward and chart your progress on a weekly basis, so you can see how far you’ve come.
‘The Comfort Book’
A New York Times Bestseller, “The Comfort Book,” by Matt Haig offers advice to help you forge a path to a more meaningful life. A powerful read, the book contains notes, lists, and stories written by Haig to his future self, serving as a reminder that things aren’t always as difficult as they seem.
‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’
Written by Dr. Susan Jeffers, “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” was written to help you make big decisions and move forward with your life. Get empowered by learning how to face your fears and create the life you’ve always wanted.
Keeping up with some of the biggest names in mindfulness, like Deepak Chopra, Kristen Neff, and Sharon Salzberg can help you stay grounded. Following these experts on social media —and reading their books — is a great way to make mindfulness part of your daily life.
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