Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. That’s okay.
Research shows you have the ability to change the way you relate life stressors and can learn to live with more balance and ease — no matter what comes your way.
There’s not one path, practice, or timeline that works for everyone. That’s why Lynlake offers various wellness modalities to help support your unique wellbeing journey.
As you look to be connected with providers, here are a few wellness resources to explore.
PRACTICE SELF-COMPASSION AND A GROWTH-MINDSET:
Research shows words of encouragement — not criticism — help you to learn new skills and transform habits with more speed and ease. Start to notice how you speak to yourself and recognize areas of life you’re already doing well in by utilizing these resources.
- How to be Kinder to Yourself| Take a self-compassion break. Psychiatrist Elizabeth Guinto tries a practice to be kinder to herself.
- What’s Your Resilience Superpower| Get a gut-check on your wellbeing and resilience —take this free two minute self-assessment. You’ll learn what you’re already doing well and where you can take simple steps toward regaining your balance.
TRY A MEDITATION PRACTICE:
Meditation can have a powerful effect on your ability to respond rather than react to stress. Research shows that a daily meditation practice is also linked to better mental and physical health outcomes. The best news is there are many types of meditation. Learn more about meditation and see which practice is best for you.
- Transform Your Mind, Change the World: Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. | Ted Talk at BinghamtonUniversity
- Become An Active Operator of Your Nervous System. | Deb Dana is a licensed clinical social worker, clinician, and consultant who specializes in working with complex trauma — although the advice in this episode can apply to everyone. | Ten Percent Happier Podcast
- 5 Meditations to Calm Your Anxious Mind| Easy meditations you can do to find calm, care for yourself, and ease your anxiety in any situation. | Lion’s Roar Online Publication
These resources can help reduce stress and anxiety, but sometimes it takes time to see the impact. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, that’s okay. Remember to ask for help.
REMEMBER TO ASK FOR HELP:
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call a mental health crisis line:
- Minneapolis & Hennepin County (Adults) COPE | 612-596-1223
- Minneapolis & Hennepin County Child Crisis Team (Children & Teens) | 612-348-2233
- Paul & Ramsey County Crisis Line (Adults) | 651-266-7900
- Paul and Ramsey County Children’s Crisis Services (Children & Teens) | 651-266-7878
- Statewide text crisis line | Text MN to 741741
- Trans Lifeline | 877-565-8860
Author: Bri Harrington