Choices

A friend of mine sent me this the other morning. As I am going into surgery for DCIS and a lumpectomy this morning, I found that these choices were very helpful as well as comforting.

“Losing Energy” is all about the negative choices we make each day that can hurt us, slow us down and keep us uneasy or depressed.

“Increasing Energy” is all about the positive choices we can make every day that can enrich us, encourage us, help us and keep a clear view of our lives.

I hope that you get as much out of these as I have.

Losing Energy – A List of Choices
accidents
addictions
allergies
anger
being controlled
being scattered
being unbalanced
being unfocused
boredom
broken boundaries
busyness
claustrophobia
compromise
conflicts
crisis
criticism
emotions
excessive self-review
excessive phone use
failure
fear
feeling threatened
feeling victimized
fights
guilt
having too many people around
high expectations
high humidity
high temperature
impatience
inertia
insults
jealousy
lack of sleep
lack of stimulation
laziness
lengthy meetings
life changes
long ‘To Do’ lists
loss of esteem
loud noise
low self worth
manipulation
medications
negative encounters
negative news
negative self-talk
nosy people
not knowing
overeating
over-stimulation
overwork
pain
perfectionism
physical changes
poor diet
procrastination
resentment
sadness
shame
shyness
sickness
stress
tardiness
technology
unfinished business
unscheduled events
worry
Increasing Energy – A List of Choices
acknowledge yourself for something done
align yourself
appreciate someone
be more accepting
be near or in water
breathe more deeply
brush your teeth
celebrate
center yourself
comb/brush your hair
complete some tasks
create or appreciate art
cry
cuddle with someone or something
dance
daydream
do puzzles
do rituals
do something different
do things differently
dress up
drink more water
drive
eat
enjoy quality time
enjoy something pleasurable
enjoy the sunshine
exercise
forgive someone
gardening
get hair or nails done
give to a charity
go shopping
go to a show
ground yourself
have a massage
have a relaxing meal
hold hands with someone
hug
journal
laugh
learn new things
light candles
listen to or play music
meditate
play
play with pets
pray
read
relax
receive compliments
reorganize
retreat
say ‘I Love you’
shower/wash your hair
sing
swim
take a holiday
take a nature walk
take time for yourself
take vitamins
visit a friend
walk barefoot
write a self-appreciation list
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