With the right mindset and the right level of support we all are capable of a lot more than we think, so within the Nursing Home we decided to do some work on our Mindset and look at what we can do rather than focus on what we can’t do in the present times.
We started off by joining in the Gratitude Alphabet Game – being grateful makes us more confident, healthy and even sleep better, so we joined in this fun game to help us remember that even in lockdown there are many things we need to be grateful for.
A small group of residents in their socially distanced bubble sat in a circle, we started with the letter A, Gordon got this and said he was very grateful for being able to play his Accordion as it makes him feel good. Karen got the letter D and she chose Dominic Kirwan, as even though she really misses not getting to his concerts, she is able to watch him on You Tube, see his Face Book posts and he had even messaged Karen to let her know when he will do video concerts. Desmond had the letter L and he chose writing Letters, Desmond said he was grateful that even though he can not see all his friends or family he can still stay in touch by writing letters. We went right through the alphabet and realised we had so many things to be grateful for.
Our second activity involved completing some Growth Mindset colouring sheets: Karen chose to colour the quote” I can do hard things”, and Fiona chose to colour “Mistakes will help me learn”.
To finish off we thought about how we can change our Mindset with our words, instead of us saying “I am not good at this” we need to say “I am not good at this YET, but I can learn”.
We can achieve a lot more than we think with effort and the right level of support, and even if we fail or make a mistake we realised that this is good because we can learn from our mistakes and get better.
Have a look at some of our work in the photos below and we will leave you with a quote we found by Frank Clark who once said “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere”.
- Posted by Jenny Campbell
- On 18/01/2021
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