Practically practical advice

Blog Post created by Dancingthrulife_6.4.13 on Mar 9, 2015

~~Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.~~  Unknown

A quick tip for those who struggle with triggers, urges, craves....all those icky things that can take the focus away from your goal.

I work with children diagnosed with a mental illness.  I also provide wrap around services for the families as often what's going on in the home affects the children.  I have two families living together right now, which means stress is high as they fight for the bathroom, the TV remote, the last can of coke...etc.....

I had all the adults in the home identify their trigger word.  They came up with "bills", "tired", "loud"  and "stressed".  Whenever any of them said their trigger word, the whole family had to drop what they were doing and dance for one minute.  Moms, dad, all 4 children!!  They had the most fun with this :)  It not only decreased tension, but it is also teaching their brains to relax during stressful times rather than tense up.

You can do it as you struggle with your quit.  Any time you think, "Can't do this!"  or "Stress!" drop what you're doing and dance for one minute.  If you have others in your home, get them to dance, too!  I know it sounds silly but it works.

Just a thought to help......