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Day 25: Setting Limits

Dr. David Clarke discusses how to set limits through making a list of all your current priorities, and what to do if you’re not at the top of your own list.

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Summary

Dr. David Clarke discusses topics including:

  • Making a list of all your current priorities
  • The importance of being “#1” on your own list at least once a week
  • What to do if you aren’t at the top of your list
  • The benefits of putting yourself first, and the downsides of not

Journaling Assignment

Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper.

Questions for Journaling:

  • Make a list of all your current priorities, and rank order them in importance
  • Where are you on your own list?
  • If you are not near the top, what can you deprioritize or eliminate from the list to move yourself up?
  • On a 1-10 scale, how would you rate your pain today?