POWER OVER ADVERSITY
Embrace the challenge
Your environment, and those you share it with, affects your mood and the energy you carry. If you find your circle filled with people who do not inspire or bring you joy - maybe it’s time to reassess. Make a list of your ‘crew’. What is it about them that brings you happiness? Do you feel appreciated/loved by them? How do they inspire you? You should not feel guilty for having a self-care plan, and anyone who says or acts otherwise is not looking out for you.
Something to remember:
Research shows that experiencing low to moderate adversity helps us develop greater resilience in facing future challenges, large and small. While these events seem distressing at the time, they are actually working to improve our mental health and wellbeing. Believe it or not, they have the potential to be a blessing in disguise.
At ACAP, we know that to help others with their mental roadblocks, our students need to understand the role adversity plays in people’s lives and the strategies to overcome them.