STEP 1: ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR FEELINGS BY APPRAISING THE SITUATION
How are you emotionally responding to the situation? These resources and activities will help you center yourself in the face of challenge and make meaning of the emotions that you’re feeling.
In this work, try reminding yourself: “I am feeling and healing.”
STEP 2: REFRAME THE SITUATION AND MOVE FORWARD
Practicing self-compassion and becoming more adaptive in how you cope can improve your wellbeing. These resources and activities will help you reduce the spiral of negative thinking to help guard against additional self-induced stress.
In this work, try reminding yourself: “I recognize the challenge and will use my stress to rise to the occasion.”
STEP 3: RISE TO THE CHALLENGE WITH GRACE
When the going gets rough, it’s natural to feel sad or anxious about the changing circumstances. But research shows that having gratitude for the positive things that we do have in our lives - even during such times - enables us to be more resilient, manage stress, and boost our sense of well-being. These resources and activities will help you build resilient mindsets and behaviors to lift yourself and others up.
In this work, try reminding yourself: “I will be the best version of myself.”
It is only through deliberately imagining a future that differs from the present that we can change our lives for the better. In order to provide guidance on how to grow one's capacity for forward-thinking, we created this series of core exercises.