Wee·silience Strategies

Today I am sharing a list of strategies to boost your wee·silience.

I define wee·silience as: 

small ways to improve your ability to deal with difficult situations* quickly

*understated way to describe the current state of the world:


 

 

 

 

 

 

What wee·silience strategies are you employing to help you get through the year, month, week, day, hour, minute? Share in the comments!

Here's my wee list:

 ๐Ÿ“˜ read anything that gives you pleasure (approach the news with caution) - I am currently reading:

A wee-view is coming soon!


 

 

 

 

 

๐Ÿ‘€ seek out and appreciate wee things in life - a few of my favorites are: babies, animals, little people, little old people, kindness... Here's a local news story that combines some of these:

๐ŸŒณ seek out and appreciate nature:

View of Lake Zug during my morning jog.






 

๐Ÿ’ƒ exercise in whatever way gives you pleasure - Jogging not your thing, but you like to dance? I recommend this REALLY FUN channel by emkfit**, a fitness instructor out of Toronto:

**huge thanks to Colleen for the hot tip on this exercise regime.

๐ŸŽต listen to music - ever wonder what we listen to in our house? Here's a link to my Spotify playlist:

Smidgey Maureen Mom playlist 

...our musical tastes are ALL OVER the place (and the timeline). 

Can you guess which song Smidgey added to the playlist? 

(Her paw dexterity is extraordinary!)



 

 

 

 

 

๐Ÿ˜ท wear a mask! Nobody encourages this wee·silient (globally healthy!) behavior better than my posse pal, Paul Rudd:


๐Ÿ–Š write a poem or anything that strikes your fancy! Grocery lists can be a practice in wee·silience when written mindfully...just saying. 

Today I wrote a In One Word poem, a form introduced by April Wayland. Here's how I did it:

1) I thought of a word: resilience, because you know, anything to get us through our current reality.

2) I looked it up in Wordmaker (There are 189 words that can be made out of resilience!)
 
3) I chose the ones that resonated.

4) I wrote the following poem as prose--in one paragraph.
 
5) Then I broke the paragraph up into a poem. Each line ends with a word I chose from the generated list.
 
I dedicate this poem to my daughter, Colleen, who is a LONG way away from us, yet her wee·silience is inspiring:
 one 10-second embrace since
mid-March is the eerie
truth when leadership lies
resilience
helps us silence
our cries

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