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5 Questions to Reflect
- Think back to the last thing that happened that really shook you or even made you want to find a rock and crawl under it…
- How long did you think it would take before you felt better about the situation?
- How long did it actually take?
- What actions did you take that helped you through that time?
- What is an example of a “little thing” to which you were faithful ended up benefiting you down the road?
- What are some “little things” that you might look at differently moving forward?
- How does the understanding that “this too shall pass” can be an asset help you think about thriving in the 5%?
5 Tips to Thrive
- Go do something for YOU this week: Go see a movie; get a mani/pedi with a friend; go take a walk or bike ride outside.
- The next time you have major feelings, instead of taking your mind off them, sit in them a while. Get to the source of what’s causing you hurt and sift through those reasons.
- Rock the “little things”: Whether it is lunch duty or filling out the 14th spreadsheet of the day or rounding up picking up trash as you walk through campus, BE AWESOME at it!
- FIND the good: Be intentional as you go through your day and find specific ways where your colleagues or students are doing incredible things – and tell them!
- BE the good: Think about something you could do to make someone’s day and then DO IT!
5 Resources to Dig Deeper
- SPEECH: Abraham Lincoln’s Speech to the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society *origin of “this too shall pass”
- RESOURCE: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- PODCAST: Lawana Pulliam – Why in the World Am I Podcasting
- BLOG: Tamara Letter – Life Interrupted
- VIDEO: Philip Zimbardo – The Psychology of Time