We are delighted to once again, share with you this month’s small activities that could make a big difference.
This month’s theme is all about resilience and understanding how we can build skills that will help us to bounce back, which as we reach the end of a difficult term we appreciate is hard to do. We can’t always predict or control what life throws at us, but we can build a range of skills and nurture our resources to help us respond flexibly, effectively deal with challenges, recover more quickly and even learn and grow as a result. We’d love you to share our calendar below with it’s suggestions for how to build resilience this month.
1st – Take a small step to help overcome a problem or worry.
2nd – Adopt a growth mindset, change “I can’t” to “I can’t yet”.
3rd – Be willing to ask for help when you need it.
4th – Find something to look forward to today.
5th – Get the basics right – eat well, exercise and go to bed on time
6th – Pause, breathe and feel your feet firmly on the ground
7th – Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy
8th – Avoid saying “must” or “should” to yourself today.
9th – Put a problem in perspective by trying to see the bigger picture.
10th – Reach out to someone you trust and share your feelings with them.
11th – Look for something positive in a difficult situation
12th – Write down your worries and save them for a specific ‘worry time’.
13th – Challenge negative thoughts. Find an alternative interpretation.
14th – Get outside and move to clear your head.
15th – Set yourself an achievable goal and take the first step.
16th – Find fun ways to distract yourself from unhelpful thoughts.
17th – Use one of your strengths to overcome a challenge today.
18th – Let go of the small stuff and focus on the things that matter.
19th – If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
20th – When things go wrong, pause and be kind to yourself.
21st – Identify what helped you get through a tough time in your life.
22nd – Find three things you feel hopeful about and write them down.
23rd – Remember that all feelings and situations pass in time.
24th – Choose to see something good about what has gone wrong.
25th – Notice when you are feeling judgmental and be kind instead.
26th – Catch yourself over-reacting and take a deep breath.
27th – Write down three things you are grateful for – even if today was hard.
28th – Think about what you can learn from a recent problem.
29th – Be a realistic optimist – focus on what could go right.
30th – Reach out to a friend, family member or colleague for support.
31st – Remember we all struggle at times it’s part of being human.