“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
By Lolly Forsythe-Chisolm
This expressive arts project is designed to help create a reminder for practicing self-care each day. Creating a visual reminder to find even small moments of self- care will encourage you to fit this important aspect of wellbeing into each day.
Fun ways to use your pocket of ideas
Place your pocket in a spot you will see and randomly choose one to do each day or once a week. Allow friends and family to add or choose a self-care idea to participate in doing with you. Create new ideas for the pocket each month. Create a work related comfort care pocket with ideas to foster care within your work team. We all feel helpless to be present for a person going through a struggle - asking them to create a pocket of ideas may be a way to bridge this gap.
Awareness about planning self-care into your busy schedule and creating reminders for your-self has a way of bringing this aspect from “I should one day…” to the importance of “I will today.”
“When in doubt, show up early. Think less. Feel more. Ask once. Give thanks. Expect the best. Appreciate everything. Never give up. Make it fun. Lead. Invent. Regroup. Wink. Chill. Smile.” ~Mike Dooley
About the Artist: Lolly Forsythe-Chisolm
Lolly Forsythe-Chisolm is a Mind/Body Specialist for the Inpatient Integrative Medicine team. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or with special ways you are using this activity and how it has influenced your days. She'd also like to hear your ideas and how healing arts have helped you!
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