With uncertainty at an all-time high, the need to be able to navigate through uncertain times and respond in a positive, productive way becomes more important than ever. No one can change what’s happening outside of you, but you can change your perception of it, which impacts how you respond to it and your resilience in the face of it. To build resilience, start by understanding how it works, then practice each of these seven tips so that when times get tough again (and they will), you’ll be ready to keep moving forward. If you want to chat about building resilience within your team, feel free to contact me here.
When we think of resilience, we often think of it in terms of bouncing back from adversity. But resilience is so much more than that. It’s the ability to adapt and thrive in the face of change. It’s about being flexible and resourceful. And it’s something we can all learn and cultivate.
We all know that feeling of being overloaded and stressed out. When the working world is faced with uncertainty, it can be hard to stay afloat. But there are ways to reduce stress and build resilience. Here are a few tips for lowering your stress levels and building resilience:
1) Take a real break: Most people use electronic devices as an escape when stressed. However, studies have show electronics actually increase stress levels
2) Take 3 slow deep breaths: Try is very slowly. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale.
3) Take a walk outside: Changing your environment can be refreshing and tension releasing
4) Talk to someone: Find someone that is a good listener and share your feelings of stress. This unburdening can work wonders for reducing stress.
Positivity is key to maintaining resilience. When you keep a positive attitude, you’re better able to see challenges as opportunities. You’re also more likely to have the energy and motivation to take on whatever comes your way. Here are a few tips for staying positive:
1) Write out of list of things you are thankful for.
2) Review your previous accomplishments
3) Set big specific goals
4) Make a list of actions you can take now
It’s important to take care of your physical health during times of stress and uncertainty. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly. Taking care of your body will help you feel calmer and more capable of dealing with whatever comes your way. While bcoming a health nut seems like a lot of work, try small things like taking a walk or playing a recreational sport. Just do something that gets your body moving.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and can be a helpful tool for managing stress and anxiety. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a few minutes to sit down and focus on your breath. You can also try a mindfulness meditation app like Headspace or Calm. the key is to find a way to be present and intentional with our thoughts and actions.
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to surround yourself with supportive people. These are the people who will lift you up when you’re feeling down, who will celebrate your successes with you, and who will be there for you no matter what. A close support group will allow you to bounce back more quickly after setbacks and to build resilience.
If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot on your plate. Trying to do it all can be overwhelming, and can lead to burnout. Instead of trying to do everything at once, use technology to help you prioritize and manage your tasks. Instead of making prioritizing your schedule, try scheduling your priorities in your calendar. This will ensure the most important things are completed and will help maintain resilience when faced with uncertainty.
Here’s what the American Psychological Society says about Resilience