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I actually got 2/3 of the way through July before remembering the monthly calendar. Is this pandemic brain fog, or what? Anyway, this Jump Back July Calendar
from the Action for Happiness
folks is focused on how we can be more resilient in challenging times. It's too late for me to do one a day, but I can share each one here for us to read through and apply to our lives as needed. Try any or all of these every day.
~ Be willing to ask for help when you need it today (and always).
~ Make a list of things that you're looking forward to.
~ Adopt a growth mindset. Change "I can't into "I can't ... yet."
~ Find an action you can take to overcome a problem or worry.
~ Avoid saying "must" or "should" to yourself today.
~ Put a problem in perspective and see the bigger picture.
~ Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy.
~ Get the basics right: eat well, exercise, and go to bed on time.
~ Help someone in need and notice how that gives you a boost, too.
~ Don't be so hard on yourself. It's okay not to be okay.
~ Reach out to someone you trust and share your feelings with them.
~ When things go wrong, be compassionate to yourself.
~ Challenge negative thoughts. Find an alternative interpretation.
~ Set yourself an achievable goal, and make it happen.
~ Go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed.
~ When things get tough, say to yourself "this too shall pass."
~ Write your worries down, and save them for a specific "worry time."
~ Let go of the small stuff, and focus on the things that matter.
~ Notice something positive to come out of a difficult situation.
~ Ask yourself: What's the best thing that can happen?
~ If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
~ Make a list of three things that you can feel hopeful about.
~ Remember that all feelings and situations pass in time.
~ Choose to see something good about what has gone wrong.
~ Notice when you are feeling judgmental, and be kind instead.
~ Get back in touch with a supportive friend, and have a chat.
~ Write down three things you're grateful for (even if today was hard).
~ Catch yourself over-reacting, and take a deep breath.
~ Think about what you can learn from a recent challenge.
~ Ask for help from a loved one or colleague. Be specific.
~ Remember that you are not alone. We all struggle at times.