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Remember to Bounce back! • Bad times don’t last. Things get better. Stay optimistic. • Other people can help if you talk to them. • Unhelpful thinking makes you feel more upset. Think again. • Nobody’s perfect. Not you, not others. • Concentrate on the positives, no matter how small. • Everybody experiences sadness, hurt, failure, rejection, and setbacks sometimes; not just you. They are a normal part of life. • Blame fairly. How much of what happened was because of YOU, OTHERS, or BAD LUCK? • Accept what you can’t change; try to change what you can. • Catastrophizing exaggerates your worries. Don’t believe the worst possible picture. • Keep things in perspective. It’s one part of your life.
Resiliency skills • Courage – facing your fears! • Optimistic thinking skills – looking on the bright side! • Managing feelings – recognize your feelings • Relationship skills – Getting Along with others • Humor • Helpful thinking skills – no bullying! • Success • Self-knowledge • Goal setting skills • Persistence
Courage in life = taking risks Please Play!
Setting and achieving goals: winners! • What are your strengths? How do you know? • Interesting mistakes will happen. Don’t be afraid to make them. • No effort, no results. • Never give up. (well, hardly ever). • Ethics and decency are the rule (or it’s not worth it). • Risk taking is sometimes necessary • Smart goal setting helps you plan and succeed.
Tips for building resilience • Make Connections – Make friends • Help Others and be Kind • Maintain a Daily Routine • Take a Break • Self-Care and Dress for Success • Move Toward Goals – set reasonable goals & move towards them one step at a time. • Positive Self-Image – Act more positive than you feel. • Keep Things in Perspective and Maintain a Hopeful Outlook • Look for Opportunities for Self-Discovery – What can you learn from hard times. • Accept That Change is Part of Living – New goals can replace goals that have become unattainable.