In this exercise each day you will get a different component of Resilience to reflect upon, answer certain questions and include thoughts of some other people as well. So try to be honest with yourself while answering these questions. Try to observe and look at things from a bit different perspective.
And on the fourth day, we will make your Resilience plan which can help you in all the days to come 💪
Day one – Resilient thinking
Think about current, recent, or past challenging and difficult situations, events, or periods from your life. Try to connect with the thoughts, emotions, and body sensations you experience at the moment while you think about it. At the same time be aware that is just a mental experiment, you are in total control while thinking about it.
Try to answer these questions which might give you a different look, meaning, or perspective on your experience, be open to looking at things from a bit different angle.
Day two – Managing emotions
Think about current, recent or past challenging and difficult situation, event or period from your life. Try to connect with the thoughts, emotions and body sensations you experience at the moment while you think about it. At the same time be aware that is just a mental experiment, you are in total control while thinking about it.
Just two more days
Day three – Effective relationships
Think about an important person in your life that has been loving and accepting you exactly the way you are. Think about his/her character traits, behaviour, situations, and experiences you went through together…It can be a family member, friend, partner, teacher, mentor… or even if you can think of someone specific try imagining how this person should be like.
Day four – Building on strengths
Find 4 friends/family members/colleagues/… Who knows you very well and for some time. Ask each one of them to name 5 traits/strengths about you that they really like and admire about you.
“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”Elizabeth Edwards