Wishing you a Thriving festive season!
The following blog was written by The Thrive Programme folk in the UK. Too good not to share with current and future Thrivers here in Australia!
You’ve heard of the 12 days of Christmas…well here’s the Thrive version!
On the first day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…strong foundations.
Foundations are the starting point to learning to thrive. Confidential questionnaires (evidence-based) mean you to can make an objective assessment of ‘how you tick’ and then track your progress. Building psychological foundations is why The Thrive Programme is effective. This sets it apart from other mental health treatments and interventions.
On the second day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…a sense of self-awareness.
Self-awareness is good. Self-sabotage is not good, and neither is self-obsession. Getting to know yourself can be a complete revelation – as long as you’re holding the telescope the right way round. This is a core skill within The Thrive Programme.
On the third day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…tools for raising my self-esteem.
High self-esteem is central to good mental health – just as eating ‘five a day’ is important for physical health. Did you know you can build your self-esteem in just a few weeks (even if it’s really low at present)? The Thrive Programme shows you how.
On the fourth day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me… a sense of perspective.
Working through the Thrive Programme gives you a new frame of reference. Your thinking is influenced by many things – why not learn the language and tools of the Thrive Programme to help maintain perspective? A sense of perspective helps you to be proactive in dealing with pinch points, highlighting any unhelpful habits and thinking styles you could need to address.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…an attitude of gratitude.
Studies show that grateful people are happier. Feeling grateful is both a habit and a necessity, and it comes more readily when you’ve built strong psychological foundations and robust self-esteem. All possible with The Thrive Programme.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…confidence in my skillset.
Life is full of ups and downs, and once you’ve learnt to thrive, you’ll feel confident in the face of challenges. “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings.” When you’re thriving you’ll feel able to make powerful changes in your life knowing that you’ll be able to cope, without feeling anxious or fearful.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…a sense of calm.
Knowing how to minimise your stress levels has advantages for physical and mental health. The Thrive Programme shows you how to calm yourself down at the first hint of a red flag, so you can maintain perspective and feel relaxed.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…a few honest truths.
That is: the world owes you nothing; the world does not even know you exist. Nietzsche was correct in saying that ‘Nobody can build the bridge for you to walk across the river of life, no one but you yourself alone’. Fear not, The Thrive Programme teaches you all the skills you’ll need for this, and working with a Thrive Consultant means you’ll be encouraged all the way.
On the ninth day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…the ability to tolerate.
Thriving is all about optimising your emotional and cognitive skills to the point where you are not only resilient, and you create minimal stress and anxiety so you can positively flourish. Sometimes this means tolerating difficulty and hardship, without overreacting and panicking. Thrive Consultants are experts at teaching you how to tolerate situations to make them manageable.
On the tenth day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…resilience.
Resilience is a process, not an event. Having a strong sense of resilience is like having a ‘mental buffer’. Negative events do not have a negative impact on your thoughts and emotions when you feel resilient. You need to expose yourself to opportunities to build resilience – Thrive Consultants are trained to challenge and support you with this.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…a sense of optimism.
Joy is the journey! Churchill said, ‘Success is never final; failure is never fatal: it’s courage that counts.” We agree, but let’s go one step further: it’s courage AND JOY that count.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Thrive Consultant gave to me…the ability to spread the word!
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