This week we talked about distractions, delegating, and defining yourself.
I recommended Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a good introduction to mindfulness, especially as a way to deal with chronic illness.
I also referenced Dr. Irene Tracy’s study on the value of distraction to change the perception of pain, which is summarized in Imaging how attention modulates pain in humans using functional MRI.
Next week, we’ll continue the series on delegating, learn about creating Wellness Recovery Action Plans, and more.
Please share your favorite distractions and how you define yourself.