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The Roundup – Episode 20

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

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.

Book of the Week:

'The Lost Art of Thinking' - Neil Nedley

“The Lost Art of Thinking is a unique tool that you can use to improve mental performance, emotional intelligence, and life satisfaction in a practical and all inclusive way:

– Experience emotional calm and stability under tremendous stress
– Make lasting positive changes in your mental ability and mood.
– Find high levels of motivation, with more energy and better productivity.
– Develop a high ability to think through complex situations, analyze information accurately, and make correct decisions habitually.
– Improve your relationships and enjoy a healthy zest for life.”

Danilo loves the holistic approach to wellbeing in this book – it should give you plenty of wellness resources to help you feel your best.

Album of the week:

'Take Heart (Again)' - Hillsong

After a long day, sometimes it’s nice to wind from day to night with music.

‘Take Heart (Again)’ was only released in October 2020, offering 12 acoustic renditions of beloved tracks by the worship music powerhouse and this collaborative project features members from Hillsong Worship, Hillsong UNITED, and Hillsong Young & Free.

‘”This album encapsulates our prayer that we would take heart in this season,” says Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood. “That as we read the next headline, or receive the next report, whether good or bad, we would take heart again, put our hope in Jesus again, confess his Lordship again. He has been faithful in the past and He will be faithful again.”‘



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!