Get in touch with your strengths before an event!
Activate your internal resources and prepare yourself for success using this strength-priming exercise. Before a stressful event, a challenging task, or even a conversation with a friend, try this exercise to get in touch with your strengths.
- Consider an upcoming stressor that you will need to attend or handle directly.
- Think about your five best character strengths. Think about how much you have used them in the past and how they are an important part of you.
- Draw connections between your character strengths and the stressful situation. Hypothesize ways you might use each strength in the situation.
- Take action with your strengths in the situation.