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Week 2: Resilience
Monday (January 18, 2021)
is a daily mindset and a continuous ever-changing process. A human mind is a great storyteller. Sometimes these
internal stories are helpful and positive (for instance, "If I keep
trying, I will get there,") but sometimes they are negative or critical
("I always get things wrong"). These negative attitudes, often based
on bad experiences, lead to negative outcomes like depression, stress, tension,
etc. To avoid being caught up in the dark web of negativity, we have to learn
to bounce back, think positive, keep on trying and never give up!
This week shall be
dedicated to reflect on our thoughts, share experiences and learn how to cope
through setbacks through a series of activities.
Let's start our journey!
Jamboard to share ideas
this link to Jamboard
briefly describe: What
would you do if you were completely alone in the house for 24 hours with
absolutely no contact with the rest of the world outside - no family, no
friends, no neighbors, no pets and, obviously, no phone, no TV or even
Think about this, take a while to
understand the situation carefully and then jot down everything that is valid
for you. You have to share ideas with the rest once you are done . So, be honest and try to
briefly describe what you would do when you are completely alone all by
yourself for 24 hours in a day.
Use the glossary to make a list of words that come to your mind when you reflect upon your emotions. Provide definitions as well.
Share the list in Facebook group- MAPSTAMP
How to cope with setbacks
the following video to find out how to cope with setbacks.
Although every person is unique
and so are their coping mechanisms. However, this will benefit you in getting
an idea of how you can go about it when you are clueless. Following the
video, join the discussion below to describe any situation that you have
witnessed in your lives that have some similarity. Feel free to describe your
emotions in the said situation and your method of dealing with it. Take the liberty to be creative
and describe in any manner that suits you. You may choose to reveal/not reveal
full/partial information. You may choose to reveal/not reveal people involved,
this forum, you are supposed to describe a situation in your life where you
were required to show courage. Some pointers for you to ponder:
- How did I face the situation?
- Did I handle it well? Could something more be done to make things work
better than I did?
- If there were a few things that you would indeed improvise given a
chance, what are they and how would you have better dealt with the situation?
- If you think that
your handling of the situation was in the best possible manner, justify the
same. Keeping all the pointers in mind, write
your own experience and comment on at least one participant’s response.
Calm means strong and resilient
Calmness is bliss. In our daily
lives we often forget to relax. So, now close your eyes, listen to the calming sounds of the ocean or forest (whichever you prefer)
and relax. You are welcome to share your experiences of this activity or any other relaxing techniques you know of in the Facebook group -MAPSTAMP, do not forget to provide citation and acknowledge any external work you may use.
Being resilient means being able to ‘bounce back’ when something challenging happens in our
lives. It enables us to
protect ourselves from getting too overwhelmed by stress and difficulties. It
protects our well-being keeping us distant from developing mental health difficulties.
Resilience facilitates healthy behaviour and supports health-promoting
You can develop resilience in several ways. The first and foremost step will be
to get daily exercise and get enough sleep to be able to control stress more
easily. The stronger you feel physically and emotionally, the easier it is for
you to overcome other challenges. Try to focus on thinking positively, and
learn from mistakes you make. Build strong relationships with colleagues and
friends so that you have a support network to fall back on. Also, set specific
and achievable personal goals that match your values. It will help you build
In this section, you will:
" How do you feel today ?"
Each day of the week answer this question about your feelings and explain why you are feeling so. Make sure that seven reflections are recorded by the end of each week.
1-Watch this video to explore how to develop resilience.
2- Describe the ways you follow in your life to develop resilience to other participants in this open discussion.
3-Respond to at least one other person.
Pick one of these real resilience stories and discuss it as a group in breakout rooms during the live session:
1-Consider in what ways the person in your chosen story showed resilience and what actions secured their success in your opinion.
2- Suggest alternative courses of action you feel would have been successful, too.
3- Put your analysis and suggestions in Jamboard https://jamboard.google.com/d/161GkrZ5aChJzMKWzh7iAxjrQB_f7gPSw0W2xNV9QbHw/edit?usp=sharing
4- Respond to at least one other person with a different suggestion.
Count your Blessings:
1-Think about people who have stood by you, people who have succeeded against all odds: recall their qualities focus and what made them different.
2-Remember you have it in you to succeed. Self-reflect and write down your qualities, skills as well as instances of achievements proving this.
3- Mention one notable human quality that you appreciate.
4- Respond to at least one other person.
Music for Mindfulness Relaxation
Close your eyes and listen to music