How resilient are you?
Does the smallest setback in your business or personal life
become a major drama? And does a major setback in your personal or business
life become a total catastrophe?
How easy do you find it to bounce back from adversity? Some
people seem to have amazing resilience to bounce back from personal or business
failure but for others it can be far more difficult and potentially lead to
significant health issues.
By showing external resilience it does not mean that you are
unaffected by events, more that they have worked out how to deal with setbacks
and have strong coping mechanisms as a result.
We can all work on our capability to bounce back from
adversity. Here are seven hints and tips that will help.
Be happy with excellent even though you’re striving for
There really is no such thing as total perfection so
settling for completion of the project that is very good, or excellent, will
reduce your stress levels and enable you to move on to the next project.
Take time out.
Even in the busiest of days it is important to give yourself
some “me time“. This might involve reading, a hobby or exercise.
Do something different.
By signing up for a course at the local college or Joining a
local sports club you will develop your relationships with others and boost
your physical and mental well-being.
Spend time with positive people.
It is widely known that some people can suck the energy out
of the room; these people are known as mood hoovers and you should avoid them
at all costs! Surround yourself with supportive friends and positive
acquaintances. This is good for confidence and your own belief in yourself.
Staying in good health is important for resilience therefore
aim for 30 minutes a day of moderate activity.
Good relationships are key to resilience and there is
nothing better than A good chat with a good friend or relative to affect the
quality of your relationships.
Time is a healer.
Remember that no matter how bad things might seem at the
moment due to a business failing or relationship breakdown, such bad times to
pass And you will emerge a stronger person in due course.
Please note however that if you are experiencing extreme
distress on an ongoing basis then you should seek professional help as well as
taking the advice above.
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