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Self-Care Tip: My Strengths

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Your strengths are the talents and abilities you currently have, or talents and abilities you may develop.

We often do not recognize our strengths because we take them for granted. Instead, we tend to focus on those abilities that others have and wish we had them. Strengths develop out of adversity. You have strengths. Among them are things you do to get through the adversities in your life.

Common Strengths

Common Strengths: This list includes 23 common strengths. Consider which strengths listed are those that you possess. Insert the word in an “I statement” and see if it fits.

Example: Love of learning: “I love learning. I watch educational programs on TV.”

  • Creativity

  • Curiosity

  • Open-mindedness

  • Love of learning

  • Perspective

  • Bravery

  • Persistence

  • Integrity

  • Vitality

  • Love

  • Kindness

  • Socially skilled

  • Citizenship

  • Fairness

  • Leadership

  • Forgiveness & mercy

  • Humility & modesty

  • Self-regulation

  • Appreciation of beauty & excellence

  • Gratitude

  • Hope

  • Humor

  • Spirituality

Applying Your Strengths During this Pandemic

  • Which of your strengths can help you cope with the fear and anxiety caused by a pandemic?

  • How can your strengths help you tolerate the disruption to your personal life?

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