Musings of a Millennial – Note to Self

Post by Tori Kissner, Family Support Specialist, Healthy Famlies

On my desk I have a sticky note that says the following:           

Note to self:

                        RELAX. You are enough. You have enough. You do enough.

It’s my visual affirmation that sometimes makes the difference between a good day and a difficult one. I find that seeing, saying, and attempting to consciously embody positive, self-empowering messages can be a critical factor in my day to day life. I am no shining example of this practice whatsoever, but I am a genuine attempt in the making.

So my challenge to everyone in HealthNet this month is short and sweet: Whether you clip a small smiley face or quick quote to your badge, frame your favorite joke and put it on your desk, dangle a funny picture from your rear-view mirror, or some other small memento strategically placed, give yourself the gift of a note to yourself.

If you’re struggling with an idea, I’ll give you a freebie. My favorite quote from any movie is from “The Help”.         

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”


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One Response to Musings of a Millennial – Note to Self

  1. Rick Williams February 14, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    My wife, Lydia Williams, works with Healthy Families and often promotes similar ideas or messages. I really like them also and would like to share a couple. When I am tempted to worry about what might be happening to someone not with me, I often note or actually say to myself: ORG. This simply means Odds are (R) Good that this person is okay. This is based on the idea that most of the time the odds are in favor of a positive situation. In other situations when I may be unduly fretting I sometimes say to myself, over and over if necessary, OMC: Out of My Control. Both of these self saying/notes often help me move on, even if I have to repeat them a few times. So I also find practices like Ms. Kissner’s to be most helpful and join her and my wife in encouraging such positive practices. After all ORG that many things will be just fine, if not better.

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