I advise my clients to utilise my Power of Three practice every day to help improve mood and wellbeing.
Have three moments of calm
At least three times per day, find a moment to pause, re-centre and refocus. Take a few deep breaths and be mindful of your surroundings and how your body feels. Are you holding tension anywhere? Turn your attention to that area and breathe deeply. Consciously release your muscles. Over time this practice can help reduce stress, anxiety and physical pain.
These moments of calm can happen anywhere and at any time. It is a chance to check in with your mind and body. I like to take a few moments upon waking to centre and prepare myself for the day ahead, I check in again during lunchtime and finally at the end of the day before bed.
Recognise three things you did well
Each day think of three things that you did well. Anything counts, no matter how big or small. This could be keeping calm in a difficult situation when you might normally explode. Maybe you finally crossed one of those jobs off your to do list that has been hanging over you or you made good choices with your meals.
Don’t worry about what didn’t happen: concentrate on what you did achieve today.
Find three things to be grateful for
As your day is coming to a close, think of three things to be grateful for. Some days this can seem difficult if it feels like nothings has gone your way. However, maybe it didn’t rain when you were walking to work; or you had enough food in the fridge to make your breakfast, or someone held the door open for you when you were carrying heavy bags. Whatever it is, spend some time looking for the positives. Other days of course, you may have too many things to choose from, so don’t limit yourself!
By practicing the Power of Three on a daily basis you will improve your wellbeing and resilience, train yourself to remember the positives, and help gain a clearer perspective on what matters to you.
I'm a Personal Coach who loves finding out about what makes people tick and helping them to make the changes necessary to get to where they want to go.