What is important to you, what are you good at and what do you care about?

The Great Student Wellbeing Experiment

Welcome to the Great Student Wellbeing Experiment!

 

Thank you for helping us test the science.

 

You have been randomly selected to test the relevance of Personal Resources in improving student wellbeing.

 

What's important to you?

In the words of Katy Perry, "If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything!"

Many philosophers support Katy's view, it's simple - if you don't know what's important to you, how can you make decisions?

Values influence the decisions we make.

 

Getting Started: 

Please take the next 3 weeks to follow these simple tasks to help find out your answers. We suggest splitting it by doing and thinking time – 30 mins a day doing the task and 30 mins a day thinking it through.

 

After Each Task:  

  • Find yourself a pen, notebook, time, quiet space and an open mind

  • Spend some time reflecting and take note of how it has made you feel. Would you do it again?

Please note this is simply guidance and there is no wrong way to do this      

Task 1

Using the word set below choose 5 words you feel most resonate with you. Prioritise these 5 words in order of importance and write what they mean to you. Don't use a dictionary!

Accountability
Accuracy
Achievement
Adventurousness
Altruism
Ambition
Assertiveness
Balance
Being the best
Belonging
Boldness
Calmness
Carefulness
Challenge
Cheerfulness
Clear-mindedness
Commitment
Community
Compassion
Competitiveness
Consistency
Contentment
Continuous Improvement
Contribution
Control
Cooperation
Correctness
Courtesy
Creativity
Curiosity
Decisiveness
Dependability
Determination
Devoutness
Diligence
Discipline
Discretion
Diversity
Dynamism
Economy
Effectiveness
Efficiency
Elegance
Empathy
Enjoyment
Enthusiasm
Equality

Excellence
Excitement
Expertise
Exploration
Expressiveness
Fairness
Faith
Fidelity
Fitness
Fluency
Focus
Freedom
Fun
Generosity
Goodness
Grace
Growth
Happiness
Hard Work
Health
Helping Society
Holiness
Honesty
Humility
Independence
Ingenuity
Inner Harmony
Inquisitiveness
Insightfulness
Intelligence
Intellectual Status
Intuition
Joy
Justice
Leadership
Legacy
Love
Loyalty
Making a difference
Mastery
Merit
Obedience
Openness
Order
Originality

Perfection
Positivity
Practicality
Preparedness
Professionalism
Prudence
Quality-orientation
Reliability
Resourcefulness
Restraint
Results-oriented
Rigor
Security
Self-actualization
Self-control
Selflessness
Self-reliance
Sensitivity
Serenity
Service
Shrewdness
Simplicity
Soundness
Speed
Spontaneity
Stability
Strategic
Strength
Structure
Success
Support
Teamwork
Temperance
Thankfulness
Thoroughness
Thoughtfulness
Timeliness
Tolerance
Traditionalism
Trustworthiness
Truth-seeking
Understanding
Uniqueness
Unity
Usefulness
Vision
Vitality

Task 2

Dig through some old photos and find 1 photo that sticks out to you and brings back happy memories.

If you can’t access photos, try using songs.

Task 3

Put yourself, as best you can, into the picture you have found and using the word set again, choose 5 words that you feel most resonate with you. Prioritise these 5 words in order of importance to you and write what they mean to you, don’t use a dictionary!

Task 4

Bring the 2 lists together from Task 1 and Task 3. Are they different? Are they the same? Take the 10 words, re-prioritise them and choose the 3 that you feel most strongly about.

 

What are you good at?

Qualities are attributes we naturally have and we use them to benefit our life and work.  

Task 5
  • Think about a time when you had to work as a team, when you were growing up. A geography field trip, lost in the car with your friends, a team sport?

  • Note who was there and what part you all played in the group how did you help the team succeed?

Task 6

If you could interview your friends and ask them the question,

"In three words, describe me"

 

What would they say?

Task 7

On the world stage – who do you admire and why?

Task 8

Group all the thinking together and note if there are similarities, common themes or words?

 

What do you like doing?

Passion gives us energy, it makes us feel good but it is short lived. It’s important to identify the things that make our lives bright.

 

Passion is about what we do not why we do it.

 

Passions can be selfish and self - indulgent and that’s okay so put yourself first in these tasks:

Task 9
  • When you are on your own and no one is looking what is it you do?

  • You have 24 hours, the world is open to you:

    • Where do you want to wake up?

    • What do you have for breakfast?

    • What activities fill your morning?

    • Where is lunch and what do you have?

    • How do you spend your afternoon and where?

    • What does the evening look like?

Task 10

Take your answers from task 9 and overlay them onto where you live today – can you make them more achievable but not lose the spirit and essence?

Thank you for taking part in the Great Student Wellbeing Experiment.

 

Next steps:

We will send you the second survey to enable us to look at the differences this project may have made. 


If you are interested to hear the results of the project or to learn more about Tasting Colours work please register your interest here

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