Advent Day Nine: The time is always nowDecember 9, 2015
Advent Day Eleven: Time Change/Change TimeDecember 11, 2015
Reframe: Reframing is a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives, as defined in the Cognitive Reframing entry on Wikipedia.
I have this new practice in my life. I use it mostly when I am overly anxious, but it can work for a variety of emotions/feelings. I imagine the space in my brain that is filled with anxiety (annoyance, frustration, depression, pain, enter your own feeling) shrinking or balling itself up like a damp piece of paper into a tight little wad. Then I imagine tossing that little spit ball of anxiety off the bridge two miles in our back woods into the brook and it getting taken away by the current and beaten up and dissolved into nothingness. I follow that with a few deep breaths and quiet time, and typically feel a little better. To end, I reframe the situation into some kind of positiveness and try to return to my day.
Today’s collage isn’t finished. I can’t quite reframe my day to explain why. I wasn’t able to finish it this morning, and who knows, maybe I will finish it tonight. How would your finish this collage? Can you imagine what I am planning on adding to it? Feel free to send me guesses…