Happy Wellness Wednesday!
Wellness Wednesday emails are designed to provide you with simple tools, information, and resources to encourage positive and healthy lifestyle choices. As a proud recipient of The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, The Be Kind People Project is committed to the health and wellness of their employees, friends, and family.
“I get knocked down…”
You know the words; that chorus encourages us to stay resilient! Resilience is the ability to recover from challenges and failures. Those that are resilient don’t let these challenges and failures get them down. They find a way to get back up again, healing emotionally to continue pushing towards their goals. Let’s learn how we, too, can build resilience!
“Everybody makes mistakes…”
Failure is a part of life, and you have to accept it and learn from it! Using failures and mistakes as learning opportunities can help build resilience to bounce back and potentially keep you from making the same mistake. Remember, be kind to yourself. It can be easy to default to negative self-talk after making a mistake but remember, your negative thoughts are not facts! Here are some questions you can ask yourself to learn from your mistakes and strengthen your resilience:
- “What happened?”
- “What can I learn from this?”
- “What could I do better?”
- “What did I do well?”
- “Who might help me next time?”
“I get by with a little help from my friends”
Resilience helps protect you from a variety of mental health conditions, like anxiety and depression. If you struggle with a mental health condition currently, it can help improve your coping ability. Here are some tips to help improve your resilience:
- Stay connected: Building and maintaining positive relationships can help provide support and acceptance.
- Carpe diem: Seize your day by doing something that makes you feel accomplished! Setting goals helps you look forward to the future.
- Learn from your past: Reflect on how you’ve handled challenges and hardships in the past. What skills and techniques did you use in these situations? Write about them in a journal to help you find positive and negative behavior patterns so you can prevent them from happening again!
- Practice self-care: Self-care is more than a glass of wine or bubble bath at the end of a hard day. It’s taking time to tend to your needs and how you’re feeling. Doing activities you enjoy, getting physical activity and enough sleep, and eating a healthy diet.
“We all need somebody to lean on”
We all get stuck sometimes, and you may realize that you need a helping hand to guide you through your current challenge.Licensed mental health professionals can help in developing skills and strategies to help you move forward.
Remember, you are not alone. Certain factors are out of your control, but rather than focus on the uncontrollable, choose to focus on the parts you do have control over and put your faith and trust in those you love and mental health professionals to get you through. We’re all on this journey together.
“We’re all in this together!”
Community Hero Spotlight: Derrick Hall – President & CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Published September 30th, 2020
By Krysta Flores, School Wellness Programs & Events Coordinator at BKPP
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