Sometimes I need to purge feelings but the words don’t come. So I resort to alphabet poetry and something inspirational always emerges. The only guideline is to begin each line with the corresponding letter, such as for “A” I may write “Always I am out of gas”. For the next line – “B” – I will write “Because your demands”, and for “C” I will write “Cost so much”. Don’t over think what to write, just write and purge; there is no right or wrong on this exercise. If you would like to print the worksheet, please click here.
I need to stay grounded, keep my emotional reservoir full, be ready when the stuff hits the fan. I’ve learned that the 3 Daily Actions work well for me so I try to do a daily something in these 3 categories: Spiritual, Social, Physical. They’re all connected so maybe they’ll keep me connected. But fear not! I don’t wake up and head to Pilates (physical), sushi with friends (social) and read quiet hourly meditations (spiritual). I work, I commute, I eat carbs, I drink a lot of margaritas. Trying is what it’s about and that’s all I can ask of myself. Some days I touch the clouds. Other days my 3 Daily Actions look like this:
- Spiritual: Shouting out gratitude that my in-laws just cancelled dinner.
- Social: I text a friend “What do you call a pig that does karate? A pork chop.”
- Physical: I walk directly to the mailbox, look at catalogs for 5 minutes and walk directly back to the house.
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