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Healthy thinking

Healthy thinking helps you to be resilient, so you can manage the ups and downs of farming.

Farming is a high-pressure profession these days, with more stresses and demands than most other types of work.  You need to be in the right head-space to make good decisions, maintain positive relationships with the people you live and work with, and be flexible when the weather or global market throws you a curve ball.

The pressure’s on

  • 6 out of 10 male farmers have high blood pressure.

Your goal is to be a resilient farmer

Springing back into shape after you’ve been knocked down – that’s resilience. It’s not an ability that we are born with. It’s a skill that anyone can learn and improve.

Resilience is a compulsory character trait for farmers, because the nature of the job means there will always be knock downs.

The resilient farmer…

  • thinks flexibly
  • is optimistic
  • is a creative problem-solver
  • can see others’ points of view
  • can challenge his/her own view
  • can move on with daily life, despite obstacles
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One Response to Healthy thinking

  1. Selena says:

    HI There could you please send me some detailed info on the healthy thinking tour for the Nelson/Marlborough area. Thanks

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