Hey, guys so I often find these threads sometimes get lost within all the posts of this section and that can make it tricky to know what threads we have for working on our resilience and identifying the good things in life. So I've made this handy table to remind us all! I've tried to place them in order of what would feel easiest when things are feeling difficult for us.
Distract yourself and have some fun
Name things that you see, feel, hear and smell as a way of connecting to and focusing on the present moment
|Identifying and listing who you are to connect with your identity||I am...|
|Find some new wellbeing/mental health apps for your phone||Mental health apps|
|An infosheet about what self-care is||Confused about self-care|
|Every Wednesday, we're going to share a new wellbeing activity with you all. We'll explain what the activity is, and give an example so you can see what to do.||Wellbeing Wednesday|
A HUGE list of coping strategies and distractions to try when life feels tough
A list of strategies for dealing with hearing voices/hallucinations
A great place to share and find any songs that help lift your mood up when you feel down
Some of your favourite songs that remind you to love and take care of yourself
A place to share something that made you smile
Anything you’ve seen or done that during the day that is good. Can be as big as passing a subject or as small as it is sunny
A list of three or so positives that happened during the day
Share something that you did today for self-care
Share something that you have done or seen that you’re proud of
Sharing anything that you feel grateful for today or recently
Sharing something that you’re looking forward to
Reflecting back on your week and picking one or a couple of things that stood out to you
|Favourite part of the week|
Take a negative thought, and showing compassion for yourself
List three things, no matter how big or small, that we like about ourselves
|3 Things I like about myself|
|Feel like giving love to a fellow user? Look at this thread to compliment the person who last posted! How awesome is that?||Compliment the person above you|
|Continuing the theme of sharing the love, why not share some hugs?||Hugs Pass it on|
Have you seen an awesome thread or post? You don't need a reason, just the link if you think that user deserves some recognition for their post.
|Nominate Someone For A Friday Five|
Challenge our negative thoughts through questions
Sharing something (or somethings) that give you hope
|What gives you hope|
|A place to share anything you need to or would like to do during the week|
Share your to-do list for today/tomorrow to help remind you and hold you accountable.
Is there a topic you want discussed? Feel free to suggest it here.
Remember you're amazing just as you are
Re: ToolBox threads
Things to check out:
Infobus is back, and we spoke to Livewire about all things chronic illness and music. Check it out
Is there a topic you'd like to talk about? Suggest it for a GR here!
Self love: Share three things you like about yourself!
Seen something fantastic on the forums?
Click here to nominate awesome posts for a Friday Five!