This month, The Little English Therapist is encouraging you to practice "5 Mental Habits That Can Make You a Stronger Person" by Kallen Diggs.
To help you read this article, below is a bit of English help first. Once you understand each part you can try and read the entire article here where the writer explains more into why each point is important.
1. Be Willing To Take Risks
"Risk" (noun) is something that can cause danger, hurt, or loss. To take risks means to do things that may cause these dangers. But why? Think of people who go to casinos and gamble. Even though it is a risk (because they may lose a lot of money), they might also win a lot of money! That's why they are willing to take risks.
2. Embrace Change
When we "embrace change" we can accept and welcome change. "Embrace" means to accept something with enthusiasm. Sometimes change can be good, so try to "embrace" it.
3. Stay Positive
The opposite of "positive" (+) is "negative" (-). Positive is to be hopeful, enthusiast, and happy. When we are positive we don't think about all the things that are bad or sad but have a happy attitude.
4. Focus On What You Can Control
When we are frustrated or angry about something, it's very easy to sit and think about all the things that could have happened or should have happened. I do this a lot too! To focus on what we can "control" means to stop wasting time thinking about things that can't be changed. Focus on what we can do something about. "Control" means the ability or power to influence or change something. For example, "She has control over her husband " :-)
5. Always Remember The Big Picture
"The big picture" is the situation as a whole (focus on the most important facts of the situation).
Now that you've learned the meaning of each part, visit and read the entire article here. See how much you can understand.