Pausing for mindful reflection on your year can help you end 2018 well, content in the now, which will carry you into 2019. In the wake of holiday stress, many people begin thinking of resolutions for the new year. That's a great practice to make the new year yours, as it gives us a sense of control over over what our year will be like. This reduces anxiety, powers through depression, and gives us the upper hand in our relationship with mental health. So don't discard the ritual of creating resolutions, but don't start them quite yet. There's still time to finish 2018 off strong.
Mindfulness enhances wellbeing. It equips us to deal with what we don’t want, such as problems we don’t have much control over. It also allows us to drastically reduce things that are disrupting our lives, such as anxiety. Pictures reach us and teach us through our visual sense. A photo gallery can bring mindfulness to us aesthetically and show us useful tips for a mindful lifestyle. One that is a collective resource where we all share tips that work for us is a way for everyone to grow. So let’s do it!
For me, mindfulness is something that has helped, and continues to help, me create a quality life, and I’ve worked with wonderful people and have seen mindfulness let them improve their lives. Mindfulness proved to be a calming and empowering tool for students in a school for homeless and runaway adolescents where I worked as the teacher and counselor. It even helped a four-year-old boy in foster care when I was his play therapist.
Because mindfulness is such a life-enhancing way of living and being, I wrote The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety. I do things like this through Wellbeing and Words because it’s wellbeing and words!
Words speak volumes. So, too, do pictures and images. This space is a collection of images that feature tips for wellbeing and quality life. It’s a collective work, and we’ll grow it gradually.
How to be a part of the Wellbeing Photo Gallery
- Write your thoughts about wellbeing—including, but not limited to, mindfulness—in the comments section. Include one (or more) of these ideas
- something you do to enhance your own mental health
- what mindfulness, etc. does for you
- tips you have for others
- something that stood out if you read The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety
- a takeaway you have if you read Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps
- something that inspired you from one of these mental health novels: Twenty-Four Shadows, My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel, Leave of Absence, and-or Losing Elizabeth
- something that has helped you from any other book, fiction or non-fiction
- anything else related to mindfulness and other mental health topics
- Make sure you name is how you want it to be (an initial is just fine, as is your full name)
- You can include a website, and if it’s relevant/appropriate, I’ll include it and link to it
- I will turn your tip into an image and post it in the gallery
- You can share your image and this page wherever and whenever you want to (the page is meant to be shared with the world).
Our Wellbeing Photo Gallery: Tips on Mindfulness & More