At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.
“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela.
Whilst there are many things you can take away from this powerful quote, the one element Danilo would like to emphasise on this week is resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from the difficult experiences and maintain physical and emotional wellbeing. Resilience, especially emotional resilience, is not a personality trait that you are simply born with, it is something that we all need to develop to a greater or lesser degree.
If there is one thing that Danilo has found useful when it comes to emotional resilience, it is setting short term goals. When considering the semester ahead in it’s entirety, it’s easier to take when you break it down to the short-term tasks. Setting daily goals for example, can really help. It helps to prevent the overwhelm. Rather than focus on everything that there is to do, perhaps focus on one thing that is important to finish each day so that the broader goal can be accomplished.
And with that, on to this week’s resources…
Tip 1: Lecture by Dr Mihalec Gábor
'Resilience in Time of Crisis' - there's never been a better time to listen to the words of Dr Gábor. This topic will offer rich, valuable advice as you continue on your academic journey and beyond.
Nutrition Tip: Get back to basics
Now is a great time to rethink nutrition - let's start at the beginning. Now, many of us know this Chef is talented in another area aside from his cooking but, ahem, let's move on... swiftly. His basics cooking skills advice is second to none - no excuses - get that knife sharpened!