School of Life Prompt Cards: Calm, Kindness & Confidence
Calm: 60 prompt cards designed to help you find perspective on life’s sorrows and regrets. Every day brings with it temptations to lose our tempers: the behaviour of partners, colleagues, children – and computers. Distractions, worries and fears arise which leave us feeling stressed and unsettled. These Calm Prompt Cards contain ideas and observations to help us handle these frustrations. Through ironic humour, consoling cultural references, and a small amount of pessimistic wisdom, they help to summon up our best and calmest selves.
Kindness: 60 prompt cards designed to help you find compassion and empathy. In theory, we are all interested in being kind. In practice, a lot gets in the way: tiredness, anger, bitterness. But a lack of kindness lies at the heart of so much of what goes wrong at work, in friendships, and in love. These Kindness Prompt Cards are designed to bring out our better natures. They present us with a series of thoughts that nurture our sympathy, our powers of compassion, and our appetite for forgiveness. They return us to who we always want to be and deep down already are: kind people.
Confidence: 60 prompt cards with ideas and questions designed to help you find confidence and battle against timidity. We too often assume that we must accept the levels of confidence we currently possess. But confidence is not a given: it is a quality we can learn about and develop in ourselves. These Confidence Prompt Cards keep a variety of consoling and invigorating arguments at the front of our minds, ready for the greater and smaller challenges of our lives. They remind us, for the sake of confidence, not to think too well of others; to speak to ourselves in kinder tones; and to remember that the greatest thing we should fear isn't messing up, but dying without having given it a go.
The School of Life is a global organization dedicated to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. They apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to every day life by exploring life's big questions. They don't have all the answers, but will direct you towards a variety of useful ideas and inspirations that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish and console. Good thinking requires good tools.