What exactly is a wellness tool? That’s
what coping skills are called in the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or WRAP. Hi! My name is Lacey Holt, and I’m an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and the Peer Coordinator at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana.
I love discussing wellness tools and their benefits and wanted to share some
with you. First, petting your animal, like my cat Belly here, is a great example. By
spending time with our pets we feel their unconditional love and affection.
Another wellness tool you could try is adult activity books. I have a few here,
like an adult dot-to-dot, an adult coloring book, or even a seek-and-find book. These help pass the time or distract you when dealing with difficult emotions.
Next, we can take a hot shower, or maybe even paint our nails. A little self-care
goes a long way towards feeling good. Finally, try some baking. A warm pan of
sugar cookies or a scrumptious cake can be comforting and also help make us feel
productive. If you get into the routine of using wellness tools daily, you will
see their benefits firsthand, plus a wellness routine can keep away undue
stress anxiety and depression. So, the next time you need to take care of
yourself, use these examples as a creative spark for finding your favorite