The Coping Kete

No. 61: Changing the Scene

This week, to attain, maintain or regain my sense of wellbeing…

I will practice getting a change of scene to shift my mood, even just for a moment. Sometimes we need to get out of where we are to be able to shift our thinking and feeling.

This week, when I notice slight drops in my mood or energy level, I will get a change of scene by moving my attention to a different aspect of my current environment or by physically moving myself somewhere new.

It could be as simple as going for a walk down a nearby street I’ve never walked down. Or spending a moment looking closely at a plant I’ve never studied closely.

Giving myself a range of different experiences throughout the week will help me to connect with more positive emotion.

I will search out opportunities to give myself these out-of-the-moment experiences, taking the time I need to make considered responses where I am able to find and savour insights rather than act only out of feeling. I will observe how I am affected by these changes of scene.

Once I am comfortable changing the scene, I will add it to my Personal Coping Kete as a way of shifting my mood in times of stress and distress.

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