How We Can Cope:
When we’re being stretched to the limits of our endurance, we can look outside to nature for lessons. We can carry the patience of time with us and be strong in our commitment to those in our care.
We can adopt a few of Mother Nature’s enduring personality traits. Patience, kindness and the infinite wisdom to listen to its elements. We can see our current situation with a different perspective. We’re better off yesterday, believe me, we’re better off even today. Most of us not burying our loved ones, most of us are not infected, most of us have food and water, and many of us are not 80 years old and extremely vulnerable.
We can be kind in not underestimating the effect of circumstances of those who’re not responding to us. We can adopt courage to have the flexibility to change your mind. To take things one day at a time. To be mindful.
The truth is that as an organization, we’re equally lost to fully help those who look upto us for mentoring them. Most importantly, we miss our children, and their laughter in our ears, but we trust that the distance between us will ensure their personal safety and wellbeing.
Defining and Sustaining Wellbeing:
As humans, we’re driven by this singular goal, “I just want to be happy!” OR “I want my child to learn to find joy in whatever they do!”
So, let’s see how our happiness is determined by how we feel about ourselves on a daily basis. How satisfied are we about the state of our life? Do we experience a sense of pleasant emotions daily? How’s our ability to not get overwhelmed by the nature of our environment – mostly that is out of our control?
To take a stock of our personal wellbeing, we can start by asking ourselves how we feel in three aspects of our life.
- Our sense of autonomy and purpose
- Our understanding of our strengths
- Our connectedness to others
If you’re a parent, read along. For a more hands on guidance for your children, you can encourage creativity. Creativity is empowering, thereby boosting their sense of self and wellbeing.
Here’s how you can encourage creativity to empower your child: