Remembering your successes, strengths, talents and interests will build your resilience and confidence. Notice and feel good about what you have achieved so far. And use that to help cope with stress and adversity.
An achievement is anything that
you did that brought some good
into your life:
Catching the bus on time
Comforting a friend
Staying focused in class
Asking for help
Cooking a meal
Learning a new skill
Trying a new hobby or activity
Making a new mate
Used the washing machine
Did a CV
Made a decision
Applied for a job
Scientists have identified 24 character strengths that make up what is best about our personalities.
Everyone possesses all 24 character strengths in different degrees, so each person has a truly unique character profile.
Each character strength falls under one of these six broad virtue categories
Find out more:
Download the character strengths list:
What are your top 5 character strengths?
What would your friends, teachers and family say are your strengths?
What do you get complimented on?
For each of your character strengths can you think of one example of you putting that strength into practice?
Keep a personal
for a week and you’ll
be surprised what
you’ll discover about
Pick somewhere to track your
achievements - something you can carry around all the time, like a notepad or phone app to make notes with.
And have a positive attitude – whatever happens, you will achieve something every day, however small it may seem
Now celebrate... what can you do to celebrate your achievements this week?