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Day 9_Mix It Up A Little

Start:Jul 16, 2020

Duration:10 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the ability to separate fact from fiction. (Perception vs. Reality).

Description: 'Perception vs. Reality' is part of The Next Step navigational series designed as a GPS for transition-age foster youth and other young adul ... Read More


Step 1

Did you talk to someone in the past 24 hours who you previously distanced yourself from?

We're not taking about someone you needed to keep a distance from, but someone you may have misjudged based on insecurities from your past.

If you didn't do the exercise, then are you going to do it? When? Go ahead and read through the steps below and revisit them when you've had the interaction.

Step 2

Describe the interaction, including how you began and how the other person responded.

Step 3

How did you feel during the conversation?

Step 4

Did anything happen that surprised you, something you didn't expect?

If so, describe what happened and your reaction to it.

Step 5

What was the first thought that popped into your mind when you finished the conversation?

Step 6

Will you repeat this kind of interaction in the next 24 hours?

Find someone who you wouldn't ordinarily speak to and talk to them.

Step 7

What kind of person might be on your short list?

Choose one of these people and go have a conversation.

Step 8

How do you feel about talking to one of these people and finding out more about them?

Step 9

Have fun!

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