I hadn't thought about this conversation in years, but it came to my mind this morning. As I was thinking about it I thought that I could create "baskets" of my own, but instead of categorizing behaviors I could categorize tasks. With my Breathe Strategies, you would think that I already know what I need to do for myself to relieve my stress and move through my emotions, but for some reason following them every day is a real challenge for me. When unanticipated things happen in my day or when I'm having a low day, all those strategies go right out of my head. I was talking to my husband yesterday about finding a way to remember to at least do the bare minimum of these strategies so that each day I am doing something to help myself let go of emotions and stress.
This morning when I came up with the basket idea I was contemplating what I would "put" in each basket. I was thinking that Basket C could be the tasks that in my ideal day I could accomplish. Basket B would include things that are important for me to do, but I could move around to different days if I needed to. And, finally, Basket A would be the things that no matter what goes on in my day I need to do them because they help me relieve my stress and deal with my anxiety and depression.
Here is what I have come up with so far as possible tasks for each of my "baskets":