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Daily Action Steps For Conquering Adversity

CHOOSING LOVE TODAY:

In response to some of the social and emotional stress that many Americans felt as a result of the Covid-related lockdowns and the related isolation in 2020, we asked our partners at the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and the University of South Florida to help us create the SEL ChooseLoveToThrive tips shown below.   These are great tips and pointers that anyone can use to help them cope in very difficult times.  We hope you will review and use these, and share them with others, too!

HOW TO STAY ENGAGED WITH DIVERSITY

Have you noticed that your drive for change is waning? This is not surprising as...

ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR THOUGHTS

Are you feeling consumed by your thoughts? Would you like to feel more content wit...

THE MEANING OF FORGIVENESS - A PHOTO

Have you considered how forgiveness might benefit your life? Discover what...

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT!

Do you need a fun break where you have time to reflect? Watch a movie that...

MAKE A CARE PACKAGE

Want to show someone you care? How do you feel when someone surprises you with an act of genuine...

CONSIDER YOUR OWN WELL-BEING

Are you okay? When was the last time you asked yourself that? Take the time to...

REMEMBER TO MANAGE YOUR STRESS

Are you feeling particularly stressed out right now? That’s perfectly normal give...

PRACTICE TEAMWORK!

With the support of a team, we are even more powerful than when we are alone....

DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF

Have you been taking care of yourself? Take the time to do something for yourself...

REFLECT ON ALL ASPECTS OF A SITUATION

Are you having a hard time understanding what’s going on around you? Take a...

HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF MOTIVATED

Have you been feeling uninspired or indifferent lately? Engaging in activitie...

SHARE WHY YOU CARE ABOUT PEOPLE DIFFERENT

Spread love! Spread knowledge! Celebrate differences! “We are all...

IDENTIFY YOUR EMOTIONS

How are you REALLY feeling? With everything happening in the world right now, many...

HOW TO BUILD SELF-EFFICACY

Do you want to be a self-esteem superhero? Learn how to build self-efficacy.

HOW TO LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Want to use your mistakes to your benefit? Learn how optimistic thinking can help.

HOW TO LEARN NEW THINGS

Have you always wanted to learn a new skill? Speaking French, gardening,...

HOW TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

Want to make your social circle a bit bigger or build stronger connections with...

HOW TO BUILD COPING SKILLS

Is it difficult to let go of emotions after an upsetting or stressful situation?...

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel run down, in need of a...

THINK ABOUT HOW YOU THINK

Have you ever stopped to reflect on your thinking process? You’d be surprised...

REPLACE AN ANGRY THOUGHT WITH A

Have you seen angry thoughts appearing in your mind lately? Shift that...

MAKE SIGNS SAYING #CHOOSELOVE

Do you want to spread the love? Inspire others? Display your passion and teach...

CHALLENGE YOUR THOUGHTS

Are you ready for some self evaluation? Recognizing our own faults can be hard but...

TAKE TIME TO YOURSELF TO DECOMPRESS

Have you been feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from all of the current event...

HAVING A CHALLENGING CONVERSATION

Challenging conversations help us grow and learn from one another. Want to have...

LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKES & FORGIVE

Have you engaged in actions or words in your past that you now regret? It’s time to...

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SELF-REFLECTION

Take time to reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and actions during this time of...

LISTEN TO THEIR STORIES

Are you unsure about what you can do? Listen. Actively educate yourself on the...

REACH OUT

Are you feeling unsure about what you CAN do? Reach out! Say Hello, Ask what can...

BEAT FEAR BY REMEMBERING YOUR

Have you been feeling discouraged and fearful lately? Lift that cloud of fear...

COMPLIMENT SOMEONE YOU LOVE

“Everyone likes a compliment.” – Abraham Lincoln As Honest Abe so...

TAKE TIME TO YOURSELF TO DECOMPRESS

Have you been feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from all of the current event...

ANONYMOUS ACT OF KINDNESS

Amelia Earheart, an inspiration who was the first woman to fly a plane over

COURAGE POEM

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without...

WRITE A KIND NOTE TO A FAMILY MEMBER

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to...

BREAK IT DOWN WHEN FRUSTRATED

“How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level of...

WRITE THREE THINGS THAT WENT WELL TODAY

Being grateful doesn’t only have to happen on Thanksgiving day or any...

STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

Dr. Seuss is encouraging us to try things that are new to us. When we step outside of...

CREATE A KINDNESS BOARD

Famous writer, Mark Twain, once said, “Kindness is a language which the deaf ca...

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS

Bryant H. McGill, a best-selling author, once said, “There is no love without...

TRIO OF THANKFULNESS

Ralph Waldo Emerson – “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing...

MAKE A “CUP OF COURAGE”

Nick Bland’s book The Very Brave Bear shows how being courageous and...

COMPASSION MEDITATION

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with

REFLECT ON TIMES YOU HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN

We are all human, and so we all make mistakes sometimes. As Bruce Lee...

TAKE A BREAK TO SELF APPRECIATE

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er tha...

LEARN A NEW DANCE

Nelson Mandela once said, “ I learned courage was not the absence of fear, but the...

START A SELF-COMPASSION JOURNAL

Rachel Joy Scott, writer and advocate for compassion, once wrote, “Compassion is...

FORGIVE AGAIN AND AGAIN

When you forgive someone for hurting you, it doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten the...

MAKE A GRATITUDE HEART TO CARRY AROUND WITH

K. Hallinan’s book I’m Thankful Each Day talks about a lot of things on Eart...

MAKE A COURAGE CHAIN

As Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to...

TAKE FIVE MINUTES FOR YOURSELF

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I...

DON’T GO TO SLEEP ANGRY

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace,” said...

THINK OF 5 THINGS YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED BUT

Ziad Abdelnour once said, “Learn to appreciate what you have, before time make...

TRY SOMETHING NEW

Mr. Thomas was feeling blue. He was staying home in his nest atop the highest tree in...

WRITE YOURSELF A KIND LETTER

Jack Kornfield, a best-selling American author once said, “If your compassion does n...

REWIND AND RE-DO

Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean...

SHOW 3 THINGS THAT BRING YOU JOY

When Toni Morrison was a teacher, she told her students, “When you get...

BE A SUPERHERO

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are...

HIDE NOTES OF POSITIVE AFFIRMATION

What are positive affirmations? Positive affirmations are sayings tha...

PRACTICE EMPATHY

Ernest Hemingway, an American writer, once said, “When people talk, listen...

GRATITUDE GARDEN

Michelle Obama once said, “We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many...

TELL SOMEONE YOU LOVE THEM

Mark Twain once said, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not...

GIVE A (VIRTUAL) HUG

Mr. Thomas was a hummingbird who often flitted about, spreading happiness and smiles to h...

CREATE A RELAXING PLACE

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We must develop and maintain the capacity to...

APPRECIATE YOURSELF

As Mufasa, from The Lion King, once said, “Remember who you are.” At times man...

DRAW YOURSELF AS A SUPERHERO

As Superman once said, “There is a superhero in all of us. We just need the courage...

WRITE SOMEONE A LETTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT

Maya Angelou once wrote, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will nev...

WRITE A FORGIVENESS LETTER TO SOMEONE WHO

As Tyler Perry once said, “It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive...

CREATE A THANK YOU SIGN

Mr. Rogers, an American icon who is known for his ability to bring positivity to others,...

MAKE A COURAGE WALL

As Superman once said, “There is a superhero in all of us. We just need the courage...

REACH OUT TO A FRIEND

When we are compassionate, we are deliberately showing how...

WRITE A JOURNAL ENTRY THAT FOCUSES ON THE

Maya Angelou once wrote, “Forgive yourself- no one else will.” It can be so easy to...

WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE

Albert Schweitzer, a theologian, philosopher, and physician who received the...

REACH OUT TO SOMEONE

Maya Angelou, beloved American poet and educator, once wrote, “If one...

PRACTICE SELF-COMPASSION

Compassion is defined as the feeling of deep sympathy and acknowledgment of...

ANGER BASKETBALL

Mark Twain, author of the American classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of...

MAKE A GRATITUDE JAR

Maya Angelou once wrote, “The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm...

STRIKE A COURAGE POSE

John Wooden, former UCLA Basketball Coach once said, “The true test of a man’s...

BUILDING PERSEVERANCE

Have come across challenges lately that left you feeling like giving up on...

CONSIDER OTHERS’ WELL-BEING

What can you do for others? During this pandemic, create a list of things that show consideration for other...

PRACTICE RESPECT! AVOID BEING DISRESPECTFUL

Treat others the same you want to be treated. Make an action plan that includes...

TELL SOMEONE WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM

Want to be there for a friend, but not sure how to start? Lift their mood and yours by...

HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-DISCIPLINE

Is it difficult to stay on-top of everything? Are you having trouble staying motivated i...

BUILD RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH

Do you feel supported by your community? Building reciprocal relationships is...

PRACTICE RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Are you finding it hard to build relationships with others due to past/present...

RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH

Do you wish your relationships were different? Are you looking for ways to...

BUILD RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP WITH

Do you feel like you could have more support at your school/job? Do you also not...

PRACTICE GOAL-SETTING!

Do your goals seem out of reach? Do you have difficulty seeing your goals? Take the...

DEVELOP YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

Would you like more peace of mind & less daily life stress? Organizational skills...

FIND A GRATITUDE ROCK

Want to improve your mood with gratitude but having difficulty remembering to...

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This website is a free resource of material to help improve your social and emotional intelligence.  The material on this website ranges from individual “sayings” to a full curriculum program called Alive2Thrive.  To help you become your best self, please review all this site has to offer.  It is important you pass this site along to others so they can be the best they can be and by doing so we will build the best society.