First and foremost, we hope this newsletter and update finds you well, both in body and spirit. Our mission here at The Center is to increase our level of encouragement and support as many of our clients transition to working and learning from home. You are not alone in this challenge, we stand ready to help with the transition to this new reality. Together, as a strong community, we will get through this!
Peace, Well-being and Grace to you,
Robin and Kat
THE POWER OF POSITIVITY
Yes, these are some troubling days we are all going through. Turn on the news and you’ll get an earful of how bad things really are—not only in your community but around the world. Dive into social media and you can't help but be reminded of the difficulties that folks are enduring on an entire host of upsets, not just the virus. It's enough to trigger:
- Contagious upset in the home
- Excessive hours spent keeping up with the news
- Panic, Overwhelm, Fear, Sadness, Irritability
- Automatic negative thinking
- What else?
The real question is what does any of that do to empower any of us? The best approach is to be informed and up to date, but not to endure endless hours in front of the TV or on social media monitoring everything out of sorts.
So, how can you do that in tough times? Mindset shifting. Turn down the volume on what's wrong and turn up the volume on what's right in your life. Spending disproportionate amounts of time dwelling on what's wrong keeps you stuck and leads to more emotional suffering. Wouldn't you agree? Shifting your mindset to the positives by focusing on what's right can help you find your calm and do your best thinking to get through this days.
Here are a few ideas that can help you with a mindset and mood shift:
Appreciation/Gratitude Board: Start your day with acknowledging what you appreciate: "Today, I am grateful for..." Write it down, put it where you see it all day long. Maybe you have a white board or black board in the kitchen. For that matter, you can use a post it sheet on the wall. Get your family involved in adding to the Appreciation/Gratitude board. Set out markers and stickers to inspire creativity.
Pennies In Your Pocket: Challenge yourself to pay attention to what is right throughout the day. Here is a strategy we use for parenting that can also work for you. Put five pennies in your left pocket. Everytime you see and acknowledge something is right, switch a penny to the right pocket. The goal...get all five pennies in the right pocket by the end of the day. You can also use the pennies in your pocket for encouragement, switching a penny everytime you share positive, encouraging words with another.
Self-Care Space Or Station: Don't underestimate the power of self care. What activities boost your energy and joy? Is it music, exercise, meditation, playing board games, working on puzzles, therapeutic art. We all understand that today's troubles will be around for awhile. Create a self-care space or station in your home that helps you and your family get into their zone with what they love to do. Work on a family play list. Ecourage exercise inside when you can't get outside. Be creative. The more you can boost your endorphins, the more positive life gets.
It's a positive mindset that clears your thinking and keeps you strong. We hope you are inspired by one of these ideas and try it out at home. Stay Safe and Be Well.
-- UPDATES TO SUPPORT YOU --
Virtual Support Labs for Adults and Students:
Because of COVID-19, we have created an opportunity for support and accountability sessions to help our community organize and work productively on their priorities throughout the day. Join us in a zoom room where one of our coaches will be available to address your needs and support your success. Attend the morning jumpstart to plan and prioritize your focus for the day. Join us in the afternoon or evening for built in support and accountability to help you keep going. Use the check-in sessions to celebrate your progress or wrap up your day. Click here to learn more.
ADHD Classes: Next Up...
Got ADHD, Now What?
Your Guide To Moving Forward
Monday, April 6th, 202
8:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm CT | 6:00 pm MT | 5:00 pm PT
Being diagnosed is the beginning of creating big changes in your life. Once you discover ADHD is an underlying contributor for many of your challenges, you open the door to a better understanding and more effective approaches for improving your life experiences. Join us for this one hour class to learn about ADHD, what you must understand, and proven strategies for moving forward. Click here to learn more and register.
Two New Groups Starting Up in April...
Marriage Uncomplicated! Bringing back the joy in relationships with ADHD
This program lasts eight weeks for couples where one has ADHD and the other does not. The Center for Living Well with ADHD would like to invite you and your spouse/partner to attend this life-changing eight-week workshop that begins April 8th, 2020. It is an interactive, face-to-face virtual meeting that happens once a week, Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:00pm eastern time. Click here to learn more.
Accomplished with ADHD
We believe with ADHD, you are truly Wired to WinTM What if you could spend time with us and learn how to best navigate your ADHD? Our group coaching program is designed to give you the road map and support you need to make the most of your brilliance and break through the barriers that hold you back. Would you like that?
The Accomplished with ADHD program is inspired by the information and insight our clients have experienced during their first few months of coaching. We understand how vital a thorough understanding and awareness of ADHD can be for those who desire to transform their life experiences and accomplish their true potential. When clients begin coaching, they are focused on their goals. And its the magic of coaching that helps them shape those goals and understand the actions and habits that will help achieve them. But a big part of their success begins with increasing their understanding and awareness and support with taking action. This group meets on Tuesdays evenings starting April 7th, 2020, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm central time. Click here to learn more.
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Until then, all our best to you and your families.