“Having social support is critical for good health. Think of how few healthy people you know who have no social support.” Bill Chesnut, MD
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Set Your Intentions
1. At the start of your day, sit quietly and center yourself with your breath.
2. Choose the qualities you will live out today. For example: Being open-minded, courageous or friendly, or being a compassionate leader or team player.
3. Privately state your intention for the day. For example: “I bring the best in me to all whom I encounter and to all my efforts.” Now, imagine engaging with others and notice how it feels.
4. Check in with yourself throughout the day; write a word or two on a sticky note to remind you of your intentions.
How will you approach the day? Remember that what we think, we become. What we repeatedly say to ourselves becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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