How to Create Your Own Prescription for Joy Wellness
Have you felt low and ineffective at work?Do you suffer from mental illnesses such as sadness or anxiety? This article talks about five simple strategies to help get your life back on track!
MAKE YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR JOY WITH THESE GUIDELINES
While I believe that movement, nature, and connection are universal, the order you arrange them may alter depending on your circumstances. That’s why I believe it’s so critical for you to put in the effort to create your prescription for happiness.
STEP 1: CONSIDER WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR.
While I anticipate that this will be the most challenging phase of the process, I encourage you to take your time and be patient with yourself throughout this period. Consider a time when you were performing at your peak. What exactly were the elements? Then consider what aspects were missing when things were at their lowest point.
It is not the intention of this list to be complicated. For these aspects of your prescription to be easy, impactful wins that will give you the momentum and energy to tackle the more complex tasks. As a result, I would advise against including “running X number of miles.” As an alternative, I would suggest altering it to “moving.”
Ultimately, you may choose to run, but the goal is to make the obstacle as low as possible so that you can complete it without making excuses.
Make a note that you thrive on accountability if you know you are one of them. Perhaps the movement is more enjoyable when you’re doing it with your buddies (oh hey, that checks off two of my significant joy mandates.)
STEP 2: CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF DAILY.
One of the essential tools you can have in your mental health toolbox is cultivating awareness of your feelings and thoughts. It is a crucial phase. The fact that I am conscious of my thoughts made me realize that I was depressed. Through mindfulness, I’ve discovered that my ideas are not necessarily the same as my reality.
Because I check infrequently, I can tell how I’m feeling on a thermometer of sorts. Some people utilise meditation to cultivate this awareness, while others employ therapy or yoga to accomplish this goal. You are free to choose any or all of the options listed above.
Checking in with yourself during the process of developing your pleasure prescription can assist you in identifying the mandates that are most important to you. It will also assist you in identifying detrimental behaviors (for me, this is the pattern of isolating yourself).
STEP 3: TESTING AND EXPERIMENTING
Once you’ve created your essential list, get to work on it. After a week or two, observe which activities have the most significant impact while requiring the least amount of effort on your part. Perhaps you believed that enrolling in a cycling class would be beneficial, but it turned out to be more stressful than taking a walk with a friend. Make a note of the information you’ve learned.
Perhaps taking a stroll with a friend’s dog altered the course of your entire day in a way you hadn’t anticipated. Please make a note of it.
STEP 4: PERFECT YOUR WORK AS YOU GO
Continue to check in on your progress, and don’t be hesitant to make changes as you go. You’ve found your prescription for happiness, and the things that bring us happiness might alter and evolve.
STEP 5: CREATE YOUR JOY PRESCRIPTION
Once you’ve completed the first four phases with your draft list, data, and awareness, you’ll have a solid notion of what will work. As an artist, I’m excited to create a more visually appealing list to display near my mirror as a daily reminder.
I hope you will find this a helpful tool in navigating through difficult circumstances.