Your mindset is a set of beliefs you have about yourself, others and the world. It plays an important part in how well you are able to respond to challenges and setbacks. Use the resilience chat cards (positive mindset) to support you. If you regularly tell yourself that you aren’t able to do something, then take a look at this step.

The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”

Roy T Bennett

Do you find yourself in any of these situations?

“I’ll never be able to hit my personal or school targets.”

“I’m not good enough to be promoted.” “I’m feeling negative a lot of the time.”

“I don’t see the point in changing; it won’t make any difference to my results.”

“There’s no way I can do that amount of work, it’s impossible!”

“Everyone else in the team is better than me. I feel out of my depth.”

Develop a positive mindset and use the resilience cards from the Welbee learning centre. Picture two people saying I can, I will, I can choose.

If so these are actions you can take

  1. Use positive affirmations: at the end of each day, tell yourself at least 3 positive things about your performance.
  2. Boost self-esteem: when you start feeling like you’re no good at something or a task is impossible, talk to your manager or colleague, to ask what they see as your strengths. It’s easy to forget about your good parts!
  3. How important is it: will the things you are thinking and feeling about have an impact in a week, a month, a year? Put things into perspective – what is the worst thing that could happen – it usually isn’t life threatening.
  4. Think about what you are grateful for: what are the things that bring enjoyment and fulfilment into your life. Can you switch and think about these when you are having negative thoughts?
  5. Life isn’t fair and the goalposts always move: you know this and while it is ok to fight injustice, you have to learn to accept it and move on. Adopt this as part of your beliefs and see the difference it makes.
  6. Talk to your manager: if you are still feeling negative a lot or struggling to feel confident in your abilities, talk to your manager for support and a review of your targets and objectives. The more you keep to yourself, the more you will feel stressed and lower your resilience.

Click here to see the next chat cards – physical action

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about building resilience or improving staff wellbeing, please get in touch.

Other articles in our resilience and wellbeing toolkit

Resilience and wellbeing toolkit (introduction)

The difference between pressure and stress

The symptoms of stress and lower resilience

Managing stress and building resilience

The major causes of workplace stress

13 tips to build your energy and wellbeing

Resilience Chat cards

Find the place of greatest opportunity

Find your passion

Find your purpose

Build your support team

Plan for what might happen

Take physical action


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