Message of the Day
Thoughtful Thursday - November 19, 2020
Next time you reflect on a failure, ask what, not why.
Instead of asking "Why didn't I succeed?", which is unproductive and can lead you to see yourself as a victim, ask what changes you can make or what skills you can develop to succeed next time.
Thoughtful Thursday - November 12, 2020
Each day, spend time on someone else, even if you're busy.
Helping, listening, or simply being present for someone else can benefit both you and whoever you're helping. Research shows that when we spend time on other, our sense of our own time actually expands.
Thoughtful Thursday - November 5, 2020
When you feel overwhelmed by a problem you face, identify the smallest possible step you can take to address it.
As you face complex challenges, practice breaking them down into small, manageable steps by asking yourself, "What's the smallest step forward I can take in this moment?" This increases your sense of control and self-efficacy.
Thoughtful Thursday - October 29, 2020
When you're stressed, think of a specific time when you overcame an obstacle.
When you remember that you've made it through challenges before, you'll feel more resilient.
Thoughtful Thursday - October 22, 2020
If a colleague is struggling, take a moment to support them.
Research shows that when we spend time helping or even simply being present for others, our sense of our own time actually expands.
Thoughtful Thursday - October 15, 2020
Try something you've never done before.
When you break out of your comfort zone in small ways, you’ll build up your capacity to manage the busier, more anxiety-inducing moments in life.
Thoughtful Thursday - October 8, 2020
Right now, send a message to a neighbor or friend and ask how you can help them.
This can put our stressors into perspective, and gives us a “helper’s high."
Thursday - Daily Activity Introduction
Doing something for others is powerful for your wellbeing. In fact, when we give to others, our brain’s pleasure and reward centers light up as if we were the receiver and not the giver! We also get a boost of feel-good endorphins and a hormone called oxytocin is released, which lowers our stress!
Community Building & Wellbeing Activities
• When you think of being thankful, what pops in your head?
• Who are you thankful for professionally and personally? Let them know.
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