What is the toolbox you ask? Life seems to come along in waves; we ride the highs with great pleasure, enjoyment and happiness and then the troughs depending on their depths can be debilitating. As much as it would be great to try to level out this ride as much as we can, there are still times despite all the positivity and thought choice in the world, we may find ourselves in the trough. If we are in there, we may want to climb out quickly rather than wallow!
This is where the toolbox comes in. I feel this is one of the most important assets we can build. The toolbox contains a range of places to go, people to turn to and activities all to try and break the negativity cycle. No two toolboxes are the same and this is often where having a mind open to everything and attached to nothing can come in handy!!!
What can you do if you find yourself in a rut? Perhaps trying to tidy up some foods and bring in a quick hit of nutrients could help, or going for a reiki session. It could be trying kinesiology or getting up each morning to see the sunrise. A big walk along the beach or maybe an essential oil that you have anchored a happy calm feeling into; anchoring is a very powerful way of remembering and feeling an emotion using an object or an action. To anchor, when in a state of peace and happiness, dab a drop of an essential oil on a tissue and keep it with you, or squeeze your earlobe, or wear a bracelet, a piece of string or a ring that reminds you of how you feel in that moment. If you find yourself in a downward spiral, bring out the anchor!
The toolbox could contain a variety of activities to try such as a guided meditation, yoga, journalling or sitting in quiet.
What works one time may not be the first option another time but this is why continually working on the contents of toolbox is so important.