In discussing concepts of wellness in Positive Psychology, Vaillant (2003) stated what became clear was that the opposite of illness was not freedom from disease but rather fitness and resilience.” Resiliency is described as a quality that allows people to thrive in the face of adversity. There are many components that make up resilience, according to Bonnie Benard (1991) refer to pages 239-240. As humans, we are all exposed stressors throughout our lifetimes, but how we manage them can make all the difference in the world for our health, happiness, and overall well-being.
#1 – THE EXERCISE
After you have completed all of the readings and videos for this module, your task is to be intentional about scheduling an activity that either builds or fosters resilience in you. Some ideas include physical exercise, a good nights sleep, a healthy meal, meaningful connection with friends, meditation the list goes on & on ( you can refer to the textbook pages 239-240).
#2 – THE WRITING COMPONENT
Comment on what activity you chose and describe how it felt to be deliberate in making the time to engage in the activity. How did this affect your sense of resilience? What additional insights did you gain from this experience? Make sure to connect with at least 3 different concepts from the learning materials.
Your submission should be between 300-500 words. Please keep in mind, proper writing is expected (new paragraphs, punctuation, no abbreviations or text speak,” clearly edited, free of grammar mistakes or misspellings, and APA cited if appropriate/necessary). Outline or bulleted formats are not acceptable.
(The chapter 9 Wellness is from page 197)