iServi News | 26 February 2021 | Term 1, Week 3
The VIA Institute on Character have identified 24-character strengths, which are the positive parts of your personality that make you feel authentic and engaged. They provide a focus to help you navigate obstacles and barriers.
Mindfulness practices help us to lower our stress levels and make us more aware of the positive potential that lives in all of us.
Below are some ways that combining mindfulness practices with character strengths can positive effects on our lives.
- Mindfulness and character strengths provide a counterbalance to the pervasive tendency to focus on and become impacted by what’s wrong or bad.
- Mindfulness and character strengths support you in getting off the ‘hedonic treadmill’ of quickly adapting to good or bad experiences by helping you appreciate the small pleasures in life.
- Mindfulness helps you see your top character strengths as ‘extraordinary’ instead of downplaying them as ‘ordinary’, motivating you to use your strengths more.
To learn more about the benefits of mindfulness and character strengths, please click here.
Head to Health
The headtohealth website is a comprehensive free tool that has more than 500 digital resources that aim to increase your wellbeing and support your mental health. Courses cover topics such as sleep, nutrition, coping with school stress and mindfulness.
Mrs Franca Coutts