Welcome to our Breathe Room. This space is for you to reconnect with your breath, to give yourself space to observe or step away from thoughts and feelings, or to engage with your own creativity. In our physical home, Awakenings’ Breathe Room is a deactivated space with a couch, a chair, and art supplies. Here in our virtual home, we welcome you to explore the options for meditation, for listening, for grounding, for trying your own creative gestures, or for finding resources for help. Scroll through the page or just hang out for a bit.
When negative feelings surface or are activated, it can be incredibly difficult to find our way to ease. Use this Bingo Exercise as a way to take steps to deescalate your feelings and find peace. These ideas range from things you can do quickly to things that might take a bit more time. You can adapt any of these to fit what you have on hand or what you need in this moment. Try to hit a Bingo!
Unstructured Time can be an uncomfortable experience. Especially if we are diving into it with activated emotions. We can build skills and awareness around coping with and accepting unstructured time by reflecting on the benefits and importance of having unstructured time. Remember: Not every crisis is a learning opportunity, but maybe you can use this time to hone the skill of managing unstructured time. Download this Unstructured Time Gratitude Worksheet or use it as a journal prompt as a way to practice gratitude, process emotions, and adapt to our life’s current changes.