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I can know that I am unhappy, anxious, or sad without wallowing in it. Acknowledging the presence of painful emotions while getting on with whatever needs to be done in the moment is a way to have these feelings without being dragged down by them.

Try: Connect in with whatever feelings you are having right now (pleasant or painful), acknowledge that they are there and then move on with whatever you need to do next today.
7pm Thursday 8th December. Learn how to cultivate a pro-happiness approach in your daily life at this one-hour event, even in these challenging times. Pay by donation. People who book will have access to a video of the event which won't identify any participants. Learn more .

Main online courses: True Friend self compassion | Easy Mindfulness | Handling climate Anxiety 
Yesterday's Daily Bell
What will happen in the next eight or nine hours? How will things work out? Unless you really need to think about this, why not drop the crystal ball gazing and pay attention to the details of the moments you are living through? That usually requires less energy and stress.

Try: Next time you catch yourself crystal ball gazing, try telling yourself to ‘drop the crystal ball’ and bringing your awareness to the moment.
Easy Mindfulness Online Course
15-lesson course on all aspects of mindfulness - Pay by donation: set your own price. Enhance your life-experience and lower stress with this, my longest-running online course. More about this course

Main online courses: True Friend self compassion | Easy Mindfulness | 
Handling climate Anxiety 
TRUE FRIEND, 15-lesson online course on self compassion - pay by donation: set your own price. Sometimes the loudest voice in the mind is the harsh self-critic but you can turn down the volume with self compassion. Student comments include ' ... a life saver ...' ' ... has helped me enormously ...' ' ... super easy to use and follow.'   More about this course

Main online courses: True Friend self compassion | Easy Mindfulness |
Handling climate Anxiety
New book on the way: Acceptance - Create Change and Move Forward
My new book, Acceptance - create change and move forward, will be published next March by Yellow Kite Books. As the title suggests, acceptance clears a space for movement either regarding what we've accepted or by giving us space for other activities. Chapter headings include: Accepting Uncertainty; Accepting Our Bodies, Sexuality and Gender; Acceptance and relationships, during and after;Acceptance In Conflict; The Acceptance Dynamic.
 

 You can pre-order at this link.
How I use the Daily Bell
"The daily bell sets me up for the day.   I read it on waking and it helps me to start my day in a positive, kind, compassionate way.   I remind myself all the time about what I read. It is a great help in self regulation." KL
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