The Wellness Toolbox

from Wellness Recovery Action PlanĀ®  (WRAP)

The seven steps of developing a WRAP plan begin with selecting tools that will go in your Wellness Toolbox. These are activities that you enjoy or that help you feel better; that you may have used in the past or would like to use in the future. Some of them are simple things like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, or making your bed. Others may be things like getting together with a friend or taking your dog for a walk. I have a long list of them. Your list may be short to start and then get longer as you discover more and more things that help you feel better. You can keep these tools handy to maintain your wellness or to help you feel better when you are not feeling well.

Some Common Wellness Tools are

eat three healthy meals per day
take a nap
exercise
play with my dog
write in a journal
make my bed
do something nice for someone else
watch a video
listen to music
see my counselor
ask for a medication check
make music

 

List some of your Wellness Tools
(You will think of many others as you continue to work on your WRAP)

My Wellness Tools are:

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In developing your own WRAP, you’ll identify the WellnessTools that will most benefit you and will learn how to use these tools when needed; every day or when you have particular feelings or experiences. WRAP will help you monitor and relieve uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and identify your best course of action.

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