Now, I want to tell you how scrunchies saved my life!
You may be wondering what the scrunchies on my wrist have to do with this all so keep reading...
I love scrunchies.
Enter: Dollar Store scrunchies!
I found this technique in a blog somewhere where you place 6 scrunchies on your wrist. You set a goal for yourself and the scrunchies help you meet that daily goal. For example, my rage came with outbursts of anger and a plethora of other things. So I would put on 6 scrunchies every morning and every time I yelled, talked bad about my husband under my breath, talked about myself, punched a wall, yelled at my daughter, etc. I’d have to take a scrunchie off. This helped me take A LOT of thoughts captive and really watch my words and choose better responses to certain tiggers and show me what my triggers were. Some days were so defeating because by 10 in the morning ALL of my scrunchies would be GONE! Can you say depressing? There's also this that involves tapping!
Now, fast forward a year, and I don’t even need them. Now I just wear them for the fun of it! Do I still struggle with anger? Yes, absolutely. But I am so much more aware of my words, thoughts, and actions.
A few things you could use this Scrunchie Technique for:
- Managing anger.
- Managing how many times you pick up your phone. (I know I am not ready for this one)
- Manage social media intake.
- Challenging yourself to drink a glass of water an hour.
- Speaking positive thoughts. Move a scrunchie every time you say something to someone (kid, friends, spouse) that's uplifting and encouraging.