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Resiliency taglines

Two for You — take two minutes to live and lead with intention

This Two for You episode was filmed prior to COVID-19, the tragic death of George Floyd and the U.S. race solidarity protests.

Episode 4.12

The need to be resilient is even greater now. Being resilient during the stress and strife of these societal changes allows us to be flexible in our thoughts and behaviors, and to grow throughout the challenges.

Using resiliency taglines can help you center yourself and lessen the negative self-talk that hinders you in moving toward a positive, effective outcome. We encourage you to give them a try as we stand together.

Be safe. Be well. Look to the good.

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[Lori] Hello and welcome Two to You. So we hear a lot about stress and the stress we have in our lives and being stressed. And so this month we thought we'd bring to you two things that you can use some simple things that you can tell yourself when you are feeling stressed.

[Denise] So Doctors Karen Reivich and Andrew Schottky, they've done their research around the idea of resiliency factors and how to help people be more resilient. And so we thought that would be a great tool to bring to you. And they have these two things called resiliency taglines.

[Lori] Love that.

[Denise] Yeah, it's a fun phrase, right?

[Lori] Yeah.

[Denise] And what they are is that when you find yourself in that negative talk and you're so stressed that things are fuzzy in your brain is just pause and say "that's not true because" and then think of three positive things to offset that negative talk.

So that's the first tagline.

[Lori] Yeah, and the second resiliency tagline is "another way to look at this is."

There is some stressful situation going on, may be the conflict at work or in a community group that you're in and you can re-frame by pausing and flipping your brain and saying, Another way to look at this is.

[Denise] So this month, Use these two taglines. Reset the way you're thinking during this time of stress up your resiliency by using the phrase "that's not true because"

[Lori] and "another way to look at this is"

[Denise] as you live and lead with intention.


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Authors

Denise Stromme and Lori Rothstein, Extension educators, leadership and civic engagement

Reviewed in 2020

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