Talking Resilience with Nanny!
Kia ora readers, it has been a while since my last post, and I intended to blog much more regularly than I actually have, but life sometimes gets in the way of our best intentions.
As those of you who have read my books will be aware, over-coming the challenges that we encounter is a big theme in my stories and I have been giving a lot of thought as to how we can grow our resilience no matter what our circumstances.
Following are some key suggestions for life's tougher moments drawn from my books:
*Always believe in yourself and stay true to what you know to be right (Invisible Elephants)
Resilient people persevere (a fancy word for keep trying) even when things get tough!
*It's ok to be different, or see things differently, celebrate 'you being you' and think about solving challenges in your own you-nique way. (Living with the Lions)
Resilient people are comfortable in their own skin, and celebrate their strengths and challenges.
*Life's too short to worry about the sticking plasters. (Brave)
Resilient people don't sweat the small stuff. If they graze their knees they pick themselves up and keep running even if it is a bit ouchy!
*If you are worried about anything, talk to your special adults, they will be able to help no matter what the problem. (Advice for Starting School)
Resilient people ask for help when they need it. More
*Celebrate your successes, learn from your mistakes...and keep smiling, every day is an opportunity to learn something new. (Advice for Starting School)
Resilient people celebrate their successes and see their mistakes as opportunities to learn.
*Make a plan to move yourself forward no matter what you are faced with, just like Little Monster did in the Patchwork Family! (The Patchwork Family)
Resilient people push past their comfort zones, because that is often where the solutions are hiding!
Tune in for more on resilience next week:)