May 12, 2020

MIND

Navigating my wellbeing during Covid-19 through an Ignatian Lens

Maintain Daily Routines

  • Routines provide us with a sense of structure and purpose especially in uncertain
    times. Their familiar nature enables us to slip into a comfortable pattern of events and
    actions that provide a degree of security.

Examples of these are
Waking and sleeping times
School timetables
Meal breaks

https://www.verywellmind.com/the-importance-of-keeping-a-routine-during-stressful-times-4802638

 

Mindfulness

  • The ability to be fully present in any given moment, through our thoughts, feelings,
    bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we are sensing in
the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

 

Mindset

  • Refers to the way individuals think. These ways of thinking can be split into three
    categories. Namely Fixed, Benefits & Growth.

A person with a Fixed mindset believes that all their abilities are innate and
that people are born with all the abilities they need in life. Those with a fixed
mindset often feel like failures happen because something is lacking within
themselves.

A person with a Benefits mindset is aware of bringing people along with
them, always displaying a sense of empathy for others.

A person with Growth mindset believes that they can learn anything, or
acquire any skills, if they put in enough effort. These people do not let
setbacks stop them.

 

Resilience

  • An ability to bounce back after setbacks and disappointments
    To enable a quick recovery
    Use perspective, positive self-talk and grit