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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.

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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

  • Organised yourself

  • Did a CV

  • Made a decision

  • Applied for a job

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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:

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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?

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Keep a personal

achievements diary

for a week and you’ll

be surprised what

you’ll discover about

your strengths.

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?


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