Turn Down the Static, and Regain a Sense of True North

  1. Writing down what is important to you and what makes you happy. Here is a link with lots of free worksheets to help you clarify. https://www.actmindfully.com.au/upimages/2016_Complete_Worksheets_for_Russ_Harris_ACT_Books.pdf
  2. Charting a course to increase time spent on the things that make you happy.
  3. Giving yourself permission to set boundaries on the demands that take away from these things.
  4. Making a plan to hold yourself accountable.
  5. Developing a daily practice for centering, including exercising, meditating, journaling, and talking with supportive others (friends or support groups)
  6. Surrounding yourself with people who support you and the life you want to lead.
  7. Paying attention to the negative self-talk in your head and arguing with it instead of allowing it tear you down. The link above has worksheets for this too.
  8. Noticing emotions and allowing them to flow while detaching without reacting impulsively. Emotions do not regularly have a rational relationship to facts.
  9. Reading a self-help book to give you the skills to stay the course. Change is super hard for even the most committed folks. (Russ Harris, Brene Brown, Simon Sinek, David Burns, to name a few)
  10. Asking for professional help. Therapists are great listeners and problem solvers. (Psychologytoday.com)



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Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.


Author of Move on Motherf*cker: Live, Laugh, and Let Sh*t Go. Using CBT, mindfulness, humor, and profanity to feel better. jodieeckleberryhunt.com