Building Resilience

Building Resilience 

Being able to bounce back in the face of adversity is an important skill to develop!

Being able to call on your resilience in everyday life and not just when you’re under pressure allows it to become an important tool in your toolbox. Life isn’t always smooth sailing, and occasionally we encounter troubled waters. Being armed with resilience gives us the strength to overcome any hardships that are thrown our way and to keep our positive outlooks in the process!

If you’re part of the workforce, then you know that you need to be able to cope with changes, handle disruptions, and bounce back from setbacks. Resiliency enables us to do that! If we’ve honed this skill, then we can meet adversity and overcome our setbacks without melting down or making the situation worse. 

Good leaders cultivate resilience in order to create healthy work environments. The ability to overcome obstacles while keeping your cool ensures that you approach problems with an open mind and consider multiple perspectives.

These days, our lives consist of a lot of uncertainty! Building resilience is more important than ever, but how can we make that happen? A few ways to do so might include:

  • Reframe! Look at every situation as an opportunity. Instead of focusing on the negative, how can you turn it into a positive? Think about how the situation allows you to grow and what you can learn from it.
  • Take a breath! Ask yourself what actually needs to be done and consider what you can let go of. Think about how you can slow down and manage your tasks. 
  • Celebrate! What went well recently? Where did you shine? What did you think would be difficult but ended up being fulfilling? Don’t forget to be your own biggest fan!
  • Cultivate your village! Surround yourself with people who are willing to cheer you on. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. If you don’t have anyone to give you an encouraging word, don’t shy away from giving yourself a much deserved pep talk. 

Building resiliency can feel a bit like trial by fire, but by consistently putting in your best efforts, you will quickly build this skill. It’s a trait that can be learned, and you are already demonstrating resiliency each day. 

What are some of your favorite go-to strategies when you’re feeling under stress? Share with me! If you need ideas on how to handle a certain situation, reach out so we can brainstorm together!

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