Bend Without Breaking


Have you seen your inspiration quote over the week and has it helped?  Did you use any of the strategies we’ve talked about when feeling stressed or anxious?

Review downward and upward spirals and reflect where you are now.

Watch the video about mindfulness:

Practice mindfulness meditation for five minutes by watching this video

Go to the Think, Be, Do workbook and go to page 17.  Review the scenarios and think problem solve solutions.

Think Be Do Student Workbook


What Mantra or inspirational quote did you choose?  Create a sign that you can see to remind you to use it.  

What three activities did you try to help reduce stress in your life?  What worked and didn’t work?

When feeling stress or fear about a future event ask yourself, “Am I missing out on my present moment to worry about a future that may or may not be a problem?”

Look at page 16 and review the downward spirals and upward spirals.  Recognize when you are entering a downward spiral and use strategies to change the spiral.


Next week – create mantra and/or inspirational quote

Practice the idea in promoting self care, over the next week try at least 3 of the promising practices in the sheet below. Create some sort of reminder to use them when you need it.

Practices for Promoting Self Care

Look through the sheet, read it, decide what works for you and then explore the resource links on the right hand side.

Below is  a downloadable copy of the student workbook.  


re·sil·ient    /rəˈzilyənt/         adjective
  1. 1.
    (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
    “babies are generally far more resilient than new parents realize”
    strong, tough, hardy, quick to recover, quick to bounce back, buoyant, difficult to keep down, irrepressible, adaptable, flexible
    vulnerable, sensitive
  2. 2.
    (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.
    “a shoe with resilient cushioning”
    flexible, pliable, pliant, supple, plastic, elastic, springy, rubbery

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