This 'Health and Wellbeing' course facilitates the understanding of what people need to do to improve resilience. It will undoubtedly provide you with advice and tips, as well as simply describe and demonstrate practical exercises and techniques you can practice or use in all facets of life. This multi-part course focuses on resilience, strength, forward-thinking planning, as well as techniques to build capacity. If you are looking to brush up on essential skills to feel good and perform well, this is the course for you.
Health & Wellbeing
In these microlessons, you’ll learn about the element’s key capabilities and what people who want to improve their resilience need to do. We’ll give you advice and tips, and demonstrate practical exercises and techniques you can use.
Then you’ll have an opportunity to compare your perceived capacity for resilience against a set of indicators describing a “good” benchmark.
Finally, you’ll decide on whether this element is a priority for you, and select techniques that you would like to use going forward.
What does “good” look like?
You can do a self-assessment with the document in the Briefcase folder.
This will give you an idea of your own perceived capacity for resilience. And don’t be too hard on yourself. All we are trying to do is help you identify the one or two areas you may like to develop a little.
Do you adopt healthy eating habits? You eat nutrient-rich foods You eat a balance of protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins and minerals
Do you get enough quality sleep? You fall asleep in 30 minutes or less You sleep soundly through the night with no more than one awakening You drift back to sleep within 20 minutes if you do wake up
What would a forward-looking plan include?
Improved healthy habits leads to improvements in mood, thought processes, positive emotions, sense of optimism, physical and mental health, and wellbeing.
What are techniques to build capacity?
Situation analysis Healthy choices Routine
Develop... an awareness of your personal stress triggers
Identify... how your body responds when you feel stressed
Document... the health-related bad habits you revert to when feeling stressed
Set... realistic goals by finding activities you’ll enjoy that will help keep you motivated to persist and build healthy habits for the long term
A lack of routine can affect your sleeping, eating habits, physical condition as well as use of time.
Routine builds resilience as you structure your day with purpose and priority tasks. Here are some ways that will help you start creating a routine plan:
Here are some ways that will help you start creating a routine plan: Make a list of activities you undertake each day or week. Add your list of healthy choices to your list of activities. Schedule your day (or week) in a calendar so you can keep track.
"I have routine in my day when I... "Book in my gym classes for the week every Sunday night." "Visit my parents for dinner every Monday night." "Set a daily task for 8 am to respond to emails for 45 minutes every morning." "Schedule a 2-hour block of time on a Wednesday evening to study."
Engaging and Educative
No new learning besides words. No understanding of what these words mean