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55. Tips to move out of the stress response and into resilience

I’ve had requests to talk about resilience and endurance during this time where moms are home with their kids in isolation. 

ENDURANCE

Endurance is responding to stress for a duration of time. We can endure a certain amount of stress but eventually we burn out. 

RESILIENCE

Then we turn to resilience: the ability to bounce back from stress.

I think this is the place a lot of us moms are in right now. 

We have endured the first two weeks of isolation and now we realize that this is how things will stay for a while. Now we need to move out of stress mode and into a more intentional mode. 

Resilience has three steps:

Recover

How can you take care of yourself rather than comfort yourself? (self-care vs self-comfort)

Recenter

What are your values and how can you make a plan for yourself?

The importance of compassion and acceptance

Gifts in Disguise from The Usable Life by Leslie Broseh

Family Culture (blog post and worksheets)

Live your Values (blog post and worksheets)

Tips to schedule a daily plan for your family during isolation

Re-enter

With awareness and support

Be a team with yourself, with your partner, with your family, with your community

The episode on Family meetings   (blog post)

 

NEXT STEPS

The Making Change Challenge

The Life Evaluation Quiz

The Life on Purpose Academy

 

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