If deeds done in the past life become karma in the current life as a means for balance, then I do not want to know the being I was and shit won’t be right until the next life. Blah.
Let’s make a Coping Skills Toolbox!
What is it?
A Coping Skills Toolbox is a place for you to keep things that calm you down in periods of distress. If you have everything gathered in one place, it’s easier to remember to use your coping skills, rather than using negative behaviors.
Self-Soothing (Comforting yourself through your five senses)
- Something to touch (ex: stuffed animal, stress ball)
- Something to hear (ex: music, meditation guides)
- Something to see (ex: snowglobe, happy pictures)
- Something to taste (ex: mints, tea, sour candy)
- Something to smell (ex: lotion, candles, perfume)
Distraction (Taking your mind off the problem for a while)
Examples: Puzzles, books, artwork, crafts, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crossword puzzles, sudoku, positive websites, music, movies, etc.
Opposite Action (Doing something the opposite of your impulse that’s consistent with a more positive emotion)
- Affirmations and Inspiration (ex: looking at or drawing motivational statements or images)
- Something funny or cheering (ex: funny movies/TV/books)
Emotional Awareness (Tools for identifying and expressing your feelings)
Examples: A list or chart of emotions, a journal, writing supplies, drawing/art supplies
Mindfulness (Tools for centering and grounding yourself in the present moment)
Examples: Meditation or relaxation recordings, grounding objects (like a rock or paperweight), yoga mat, breathing exercises.
Crisis Plan (Contact info of supports and resources, for when coping skills aren’t enough.)
Put it all together!
Once you’ve gathered all of your items, put them together in a box or other container, decorate it to your heart’s content, and put it in a place where you’ll remember it. Then USE IT!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
summerofrecovery (aka false-spring-queen)
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About 1.1 billion years from now, the sun will begin to change. As the hydrogen fuel in its core is used up, the burning will spread outward toward the surface. This will make the sun grow brighter. This increased radiation will have a devastating effect on our planet. Here’s what that might look like.
The mean surface temperature of the earth will rise from about 68°F to 167°F. The earth’s oceans will evaporate. The planet will become a stark, lifeless desert.
Finally, at the age of almost 1.1 billion years, the sun will run out of hydrogen almost entirely. When the sun uses hydrogen to create energy, it changes it to helium. After all these years, the core of the sun will be filled with left-over helium. This helium will become unstable as it begins to collapse under its own weight. The core of the sun will become even denser and hotter. As this happens, the sun will swell one-and-a-half times its normal size and grow more than twice as bright as it is now.
Over the next 700 million years, it won’t grow any brighter . But it will continue to grow larger. It will swell to more than twice its present size. As it does so, it will cool down a little. From the parched surface of the earth, the sun will look like an enormous orange ball hanging in the misty sky.
At the age of about 1.2 billion years the sun will blow off more than a quarter of the mass of its outer surface. With a less massive sun to attract them, the planets’ orbits will change. Venus will become as distant as the earth is now, and the earth will move even farther away.
Eventually, the ever-swelling sun will become a red giant. It will become 166 times larger than the sun we knew. This is almost as large as the orbit of the earth today. The planets Mercury and Venus will be devoured in the flames of the giant star. The mountains of the earth will melt and flow like red-hot molasses into vast, flat seas of lava. A bloated red sun will fill more than half the sky.
While this spells the death of the inner planets, it will bring new life to the more distant worlds.