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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).

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

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

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)

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).

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)

Write a poem that expresses an inner truth (Honesty)

Amanda Keenan – graphic designer + letterpress printer - Blog

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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)

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)

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)

Read the original works of Gandhi (love of learning)

Many examples here (kindness)

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)