Sometimes to take care of ourselves, all we need to do is notice.
Notice the aches and pains. Notice the beautiful and not so beautiful. Notice the signs of aging. If these physical realities that you notice evoke thoughts and emotion, notice those too.
Notice your thoughts. Where do they turn – when you are alone or in a crowd? When you are busy or bored? When you are exercising or relaxing?
Notice your feelings. What triggers sadness, happiness, anger, fear, guilt, anxiety, excitement, courage? Notice your feelings.
Take note and:
ASK, BRUSH, CELEBRATE, DANCE, EXHALE, FAST, GINGER, HUGH, IMAGINE, JINK, KINDLE, LAUGH, MASSAGE.
Notice but don’t judge.
Take note and choose how you will respond.
Remember that a musical note that stands alone is simply a noise but when strategically strung together notes make beautiful music.