Guidepost #3 is Cultivating a Resilient Spirit!
I’m finding as we go along that I need to break up each guidepost into more digestible pieces. We’ll spend at least 3 weeks on this one becasue there’s so much good stuff to cover!
According to Brene, resilient people share five common traits. They are:
- Resourcefulness and problem solving skills
- Seek and ask for help
- They believe they can take actions to manage their feelings and to cope
- Social support
- Connection to family and friends
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to practice any or all of these traits this week! For example, this morning I was feeling a lot of overwhelm for a couple of reasons- one being that we are still not back into our regular routines after Patrik’s ER visit and gallbladder removal almost 3 weeks ago. So practicing the 3rd trait, I took some time to breathe in and out. What a difference something so simple can make! What actions can you take to manage feelings and help you cope better?
I’ve also been feeling a great amount of gratitude for my connection to a home birth group that I am part of. I have never felt the type of community and belonging that I do with that group of women. What family and friends are you grateful for? Can you let them know what they mean to you?
Please let me know how it’s going! I love hearing from you 🙂
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