Building Resilience: Why Now is the Time
Published, 2nd June 2020
There’s no doubt about it; our lives have been turned upside down in 2020.
It has been a crazy ride so far, and no matter what our personal or professional circumstances, 2020 has demanded more from us than any other year in recent times.
You might have noticed terms like “building resilience”, “cultivating resilience”, and “resilience in the workplace” bouncing around the media and finding their way into casual conversation amidst these challenges.
But how can you be more resilient? What does “resilience” even mean in this context? Why does it matter so much in the workplace? Let’s take a look at each of these questions…
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What is Resilience?
Resilience is your ability to handle these trying times. It’s the capacity to keep going and remain focused on moving forward.
Resilience refers to how you adapt to unusual or challenging circumstances.
It’s about what’s going on inside and out – your outward actions and most importantly, your inner state of wellbeing.
If you're not feeling particularly resilient these days, don't worry. While we all have a level natural resilience, this particular skill-set is like a muscle you need to build up with knowledge and practice.
Our 4 resources listed below will help you get a head start on developing your own resilience.
Resilience in the Workplace
You have undoubtedly had your working life shaken up by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Whether things have gotten more hectic, your workplace's future is unpredictable, or you’ve found yourself temporarily out of work, you’ll need to draw on resilience to handle what’s happening in your everyday work life.
Developing resilience in the workplace gives you a solid tool-kit to draw on when the unexpected crops up or you feel overwhelmed by changing circumstances.
Through developing your workplace resilience, you'll become someone who is calm and reiliable in any storm.
4 Resources for Building Resilience
One upside to what’s going on now is the surge in helpful resources to support us as we learn to survive - and soon to thrive - in this “new normal”.
Here are our top 4 resources:
There is a wealth of wonderful articles available online providing quick tips on how you can bring a little more resilience into your everyday life.
Self.com has an excellent article, “13 Small but Impactful Ways to Cultivate Resilience” that offers quick-to-implement gems like “find ways to laugh”, “lean on your support systems”, and “create things to look forward to”.
Our 1-Day Workshop:
Our 1-day virtual Resilience Training is a great way to develop a solid set of skills to handle these changing times and build resilience in your own personal and working life.
You can connect to our live, trainer-led workshop from wherever you are based right now. It’s a superb way to develop skills, gain the expertise and guidance of our expert trainers, and interact virtually with others who are in the same boat right now.
You can view dates and reserve a spot by using the "Get Dates" button below.
Take Care of Self Care:
Self-Care has been a buzzword for a while now. It immediately conjures up images of taking a bubble bath or booking a massage.
While these are great ways to practise self-care for many, self-care is a very personal thing. What works for one person may stress another out even more.
Take some time to consider what recharges and balances you. Basically, just do whatever makes you feel a bit better.
- Talk about it…
- Be creative…
- …or schedule some quiet time
- … or be still
- … or sleep
We humans are social creatures. We need community for our basic health and happiness. There’s nothing quite as comforting as knowing you’re not in this on your own.
Reach out to your community in whatever form that may take - your family, friends, colleagues, or an online community.
A Resilience Training Workshop for Your Team
If your team are finding it hard to focus and working from different remote locations right now, why not run a Resilience Training workshop exclusively for your organisation?
It's a superb way to keep everyone connected while equipping your team with the skills they will need most in the months ahead.
You can find out more about how this can work for your business by clicking below to download the workshop brochure, or request your customised quote.