- 10 ways to build resilience
- Building professional resilience: A quick guide
- Building Resilience: Keep things in perspective
- Building Resilience: Take care of yourself
- Building Resilience: Taking Decisive Action
- Building Resilience: Dealing with a crisis
- Building Resilience: Maintaining a hopeful outlook
- Building Resilience: Making connections
- Steps toward good mental health
Be happy at sea
Ask yourself ‘What do you love to do?’ and focus on the following:
- Be ambitious – What activities that you love could you do whilst you are at sea?
- Plan ahead – Take the materials with you that you need on your next voyage (games, puzzle books, or a library of DVDs on your hard drive)
- Enhance the effect - Savour the moment when you are involved!
Connect with others
Communal activities are a good way to increase social interaction and can benefit the wellbeing of everyone on board, e.g.:
- Competitions such as group sports or timed exercise events
- Two or multi player computer games
- Social events: karaoke, general knowledge quiz nights and movie nights
- Shared cultural celebrations and religious feasts
- Organise learning programmes or study groups in professional skills, hobbies or perhaps a new language
Become more self-aware
Becoming aware of the reasons we do what we do or what we feel strongly about, can give us a greater sense of fulfilment and wellbeing.
Take a few minutes to think and ask yourself:
- What is the most important thing in your life?
- What are the top five most important things in your life?
- How much priority do you give them?
- Do you give them the time and attention they deserve?
Track your progress
- Think about goals that you can work towards on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis on board
- Break your goals down into achievable steps or actions
- Schedule the time to work on each step or put it into action
- Track and review your progress, note down what you have achieved
If you are not making progress, don’t give up!
Maintain a healthy body
Remain fit and healthy onboard by focusing on three key areas: