Using Strengths in New Ways


Using Strengths in New Ways

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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).

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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)

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  • Liz Arrambide
    Liz Arrambide

    Thanks so much for starting a Pinterest board with ways to use your strengths. It is very helpful! I love the VIA questionnaire and Happify.com's use of the strengths, but I don't always know how to find new ways to use my strengths. Thanks again!

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

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Write down your plans for each hour of the remainder of the day, no matter how trivial (Prudence)

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

How to Avoid Arguments and Criticism by Listening

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

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

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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).

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Write a poem that expresses an inner truth (Honesty).

Writing a letter wallpaper #17041 - Open Walls

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

Organize [by] Olivia

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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)

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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)

8 Goals for This Week

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

How Can a Teen Girl Have a Mother-Daughter Relationship? | eHow

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Watch a political program from the opposite point of view of your own (judgment/critical thinking)

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

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

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

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Try a new food for the first time (Curiosity)

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Take on a new adventure or hobby (bravery)

It's a Wild World

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Read about a religion/spirituality different from your own and look for ways in which the core messages parallel one another (Spirituality)

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Read the original works of Gandhi (love of learning)

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Many examples here (kindness)

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Surprise somebody with a gift (love)

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

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