Resiliency is the capacity to bounce back and recover from the difficulties that life throws us. Past generations may have simply called this a person’s “toughness.” Some of us are more resilient than others, but we all have resilience deep inside of us.
I will be sending weekly tips on how to become more resilient. We are becoming more resilient as we transition from doing work or school to home. Many of us improve our technology skills and learned how to be more flexible. It seems we have new challenges on a weekly and even daily basis. With all of these changes, we can be resilient and bounce back. We can bend with the wind and endure in the storm.
Tip#1- Be grateful and patient Learn to be more grateful for what you’ve got in life. Resilient people remember that things could always be worse.We often take things for granted — food, clean water, shelter. This week's challenge is write or state five things you are grateful for each day!!
It is the second week of Mindful March! This month, I have been teaching mindfulness and breathing techniques on how to relax the mind and body. We will continue the mindfulness theme until April.
This week's challenge is to start a mindful practice or breathing activities each day for 3-5minutes! You can do this by focusing on taking deep breaths. For example, imagine that your body is like a balloon filling up as you breathe in, and emptying as you breathe out. Let your ribs expand out to the sides, like a balloon, expanding and then let the air out, like a balloon that is emptying. The balloon expands and then the air goes out. I like to count to 4 as I do this activity. Then, I count to 4 as the air goes out. Try the strategies below to help prevent worrying!!