“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl
Another Week? More Restrictions? How am I going to do this?
Resilience: 1. to be able to re-coil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. 2. (of a person) the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
If we borrow from the spring or elastic-band style of resilience we can learn about our own resilience. We need to be able to spring back into shape. And an elastic band, in order to stay intact, needs to be allowed to spring back, and not be stretched continually. For us that means, putting down the burdens. Not carrying them, physically or mentally all the time. Take breaks. Mental health moments. Dance moments. Laughing moments. A walk. A smile.
The resilience of a person is made up of our personal resources, internal, and external.
Internal: How we think about the situation.
External: What we can do with the situation.
Internal: Try as much as we can to think that we can deal with this with confidence and common sense. Be kind in your self-talk, work on developing gratitude. Look back and see all that you have been managing and be proud of your accomplishments.
External: Set a routine, notice the good things that are happening in your day, try to get out and get some fresh air, exercise, call a friend,
This week our mental health team grew exponentially! We are meeting to plan our way forward. Please stay tuned…