Posted by: 2in10 | 01/12/2012

six secrets of self control

These six secrets arrived in my inbox in a whitepaper from Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence, 2.0. When you find yourself slipping into behaviors you want to avoid, he recommends six things. I share them with you because they are important for anyone coping with cancer, taking care of someone with cancer, or recovering from cancer and its treatment. 

#1 – Meditate

#2 – Eat (something substantial, meat or protein, not just carbohydrate or sugar)

#3 – Exercise

#4 – Sleep

#5 – Ride the Wave (of desire…that is, wait out the urge to react)

#6 – Forgive Yourself

It’s amazing what a nap or a hearty snack can do to take away the pain of being tired. If we can release ourselves from the requirement to continually get things done, we can nourish our bodies and brains with rest and quiet, so important after the holiday season.

Take care,

Carolyn

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