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View crises as they really are: difficult and stressful, but not insurmountable. 

Avoiding Seeing Crises as Insurmountable Problems

You can’t change the fact that highly stressful events happen, but you can change how you interpret and respond to these events. Try looking beyond the present to how future circumstances may be a little better. Note any subtle ways in which you might already feel somewhat better as you deal with difficult situations.

 

 

Keep Things in Perspective

Even when facing very painful events, try to consider the stressful situation in a broader context and keep a long-term perspective. Avoid blowing the event out of proportion.

Maintain a Hopeful Outlook

An optimistic outlook enables you to expect that good things will happen in your life. Try visualizing what you want, rather than worrying about what you fear.

Developing a Positive Mindset

Will you overcome your obstacles or will your obstacles overcome you?

 

 

Steps to Mindfulness:

Build your resilience by incorporating these mindfulness exercises into your daily life.

 

Mindfulness Handout

Steps to a Growth Mindset:

Develop a growth mindset through these activities and strategies that are available through this free online course.

 

Mindset Kit