Recently I was on a conference call hosted by Canada Life about mental health. The acronym used to help with our individual mental health is TIPS.
Talk to yourself positively - sometimes we say things to ourselves that we would never say to others (e.g., you’re stupid, etc.).
Breathe In, Hold, breathe out – count 1, 2, 3
Be Present & Productive – it’s easy to let our minds wander or be distracted with our electronic devices. Try to stay focused on the task at hand or the person in front of you.
Seek & Accept help.
The TIPS acronym is easy to remember. Hopefully this can help you and others.
Jim Hummel, CFP® CKA®