Ever thought about building your own “Bucket List” for dealing with your Adversity?

I recently did a set of workshops in Dealing with Adversity, a compelling reflective set of workshops. After exploring our life journeys and the Adversity, we have all had to deal with, I felt it would be a good idea that the group would benefit from creating their individual bucket lists!

Such great fun to build some positivity from the situations everyone felt safe to share. In life, we all encounter Adversity. It is interesting when you look back and reflect on how you personally had to deal with the hardships in your life and how they may have grown us. I think we sometimes forget that Adversity is a positive, although it may not feel like this at the time. We build strength from tricky situations, and the more Adversity we have to deal with in life, the stronger we become. 

Adversity appears in so many areas: Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, Spiritually, and Financially. I would suggest it is beneficial to explore these labels and break them down. Then move into how you deal with them based on your past experiences and how could you deal with them differently in the future? 

Well, what would you put on your bucket list? The No 1 is to laugh? Release those endorphins; it really is as good as an exercise fix! Spend time with people who make you laugh, watch and listen to humour. Every day say to yourself, I am happy and grateful for what I have, not what I haven’t. The average person has about 50,000 thoughts a day, and 40,000 will be negative. This means we spend 20% of our day only on the positive! I know I personally have worked on this. Being as positive as you can create a better you.

Recognise that Adversity offers valuable insights; maybe embrace this differently? I would also suggest noticing what you have been through before; think about how strong you are already. Never compare yourself; it is about you and your life. Everyone is unique respect yourself and be you

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Claire Moody is our head coach at Target Training, and you can read more about her here.  She delivers training on all personal development, coaching and numerous training the trainer courses.