Chapters 5, 6, & 7 offer a wide variety of strategies for eliminating distractions, focusing our attention, and making the most of positive, collaborative relationships. Lisa guides us through ways to apply these strategies to our personal and professional lives. What are some strategies that you are trying out or thinking about implementing with your family, colleagues, or students? For example, are you trying to cut down on multitasking or perfectionism? Are you finding ways to form more positive habits? Have you considered the Appreciative Interview in Chapter 7? Please share any ideas or adaptations that you are gaining from this book.
At the end of Chapter 3, on page 68, Lisa talks about moving from "should to could” and she suggests that we “rent a strategy.” What are some practices or strategies that you could try out to reduce unhealthy stress? In Chapter 4, she shares a variety of ideas for self-awareness, self-care, and self-compassion, including mini-retreats. Which ones resonate with you, and/or might be applicable to your students?