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Wellbeing Life Hacks

Life Hack in Action #9: We can do hard things

"Hello I'm Amy Jaster a professor at Delta College and a member of the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition. I'm here to share with you today Life Hack #6 “We can do hard things.” I use this Life Hack in a few different ways. First it serves as a reminder to myself that I've already done a hundred percent of all the hard things that have come my way. I've conquered them, I've accomplished, I've gone through them, I've survived them, and that helps to increase my confidence which in turn supports my mental health which in turn supports my overall wellbeing. Second, it reminds me to take a deep breath, and to remind myself that I can do hard things. I was born to do hard things. And then third, I bring fun in and listen to what I call a hype song or a hype playlist. So when it comes to doing something that is challenging, I will either play the one song or run through the whole playlist. It makes me feel good about myself and gets me going. Then I just play that on repeat until the hard thing has been accomplished. Lastly I feel it is important to have a friend that can support you. I have a specific friend that I call who I know will remind me that I can do hard things. This friend also reminds me to show myself some grace through the process too, which is so helpful to remember. You can embrace Life Hack #6, We can do hard things, by keeping in mind you are capable of overcoming any challenge that comes your way."

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