opposite action, a DBT skill where you do the opposite of what you feel, because you know it will serve you more than what you feel like doing. it’s not about denying negative emotions, it’s about challenging them.
flipping the script.
getting fresh air.
moving your body.
putting on a cute top & makeup.
calling a (true) friend/support.
facing and walking into something you’re afraid of.
practicing deep breathing & pilates.
listing things you’re grateful for (including a few about yourself).
writing down affirmations and positive possible outcomes of what you’re worried about.
it can look drastically different per person and situation, but it always comes back to what will truly support your healing and thriving.
i was having a rough day when i shot these, but instead of doing nothing and marinating in the negative thoughts & anxiety that were coming up (which felt easier), i did the opposite. i got up, got dressed, did some really fun (for me) makeup, and tried to get creative with my iPhone camera.
they didn’t change what was making my day rough, but they did change how the rest of my day went.
they reminded me how much power i have over myself, my mind, and my path.
and most importantly reminded me, i can count on myself to show up for myself.
life isn’t always easy, we go through ups and downs, but having skills & tools to navigate them… it makes a world of a difference. maybe not all the time or immediately, but ultimately.
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