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Using Strengths in New Ways

Watch a movie that promotes a message of hope and think about how the message applies to your life, for example, The Shawshank Redemption (Hope).

Share your appreciation on a Post-It Note that you put on someone’s desk as a surprise or send it in a spontaneous e-mail (Gratitude)

The next time you feel irritated or nervous today, pause and breathe with the experience for a count of 10 breathes (Self-regulation)

Consider an interaction that typically involves you doing more talking/sharing and flip it to where the other person talks/shares more (Humility)

Let go of a minor (or major) grudge (Forgiveness)

Spot and express appreciation for the strengths expressed by your team members (Teamwork)

Start up a conversation with someone whom you normally would not say much more to than typical pleasantries. This person might be the woman at the checkout counter, a telemarketer, or the new employee (Social Intelligence).

Complete a small project you've been putting off. This image could represent cleaning something you've avoided or finally organizing something (perseverance)

Exert your energy in a unique way – jump on a bed, run in place, practice yoga or body stretching, or chase around a child or pet (zest)

Write a poem that expresses an inner truth (Honesty)

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Set a new goal today, list 2 potential obstacles that may come up, and ways that you will overcome them (perseverance)

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First, listen closely. Second, share your ideas and thoughts (Perspective)

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Appreciate beauty in your environment by participating with it fully (Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence)

Watch a classic comedy you haven't seen before (humor)

Gather and lead a group to help support a cause you believe in (leadership)

Try a new food for the first time (Curiosity)

Take on a new adventure or hobby (bravery)

Surprise somebody with a gift (love)

Look for beings that are cast aside or typically held in disgust and go out of your way to treat them right (fairness)