1EXTRAORDINARYLIFE

Re·sil·ient: the capacity to recovery quickly from difficulties; toughness; the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

 

Stress is ever-present in our lives and for many, if not managed appropriately along with factors such as excessive workload and lack of interest in work, results in burnout. Research from multiple disciplines including psychology provides us with ways to enhance our ability to deal with stress, in fact, to harness it as opposed to avoid it. Many resources are at our avail, and we can develop skills to increase our ability to bounce back from stress to increase the odds of being our best despite the circumstances.
Resilience skills and behaviors are distinct from engagement and fulfillment, but they lead to a more fulfilled and engaged individual and hence, organization, one that is more able to perform under all kinds of circumstances and pressures.


PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCE

Meaning


Meaning allows us to unleash a reservoir of strength in times of need. It gives us strength and courage.

 

 

Agility - Mental


Awareness of unconscious biases allows us to make better rational decisions with a correct frame of mind. 

 

 

Energy Mgt. 


The amount and focus of mental, physical,  and emotional energy is critical for productivity, creativity, and for people to have a positive influence on others. 

Strengths


We all have areas of strength on which we can build. Being resilient allows us to call on these strengths to persevere in the face of adversity.

 


Ties


We need other people to thrive in life. Cultivating relationships that will be there in times of need is an essential component of resilience. 

 

Risk Mgt.


Learning to realistically appraise our situation during challenging times to determine true risk is critical to determine next steps and how to bounce back.

Optimism


Realistic optimism is an essential component of resilience. Having a positive outlook that one can conquer adversity or a challenge successfully is a critical resilience skill.  

Self


We understand our thoughts, emotions and physiology through self-awareness. This helps us self-regulate and develop better habits suited for resilience.