Resilience: The Ripple Effect. Small Shift, Big Changes


Resilience is the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.

It’s a process that can be cultivated to help individuals better manage and overcome challenging situations. While some people naturally respond with resilience, for others, it requires more effort to build.

Research shows that resilience is related to our physiology, specifically the parasympathetic autonomous nervous system. Resilient individuals tend to focus on finding solutions to problems and identifying paths of action that move them beyond their stress. They also benefit from being connected to people who empower them and by cultivating daily habits that help them handle stress better.

At work, resilience involves gracefully and powerfully handling adversities that are part of work, as well as recovering from setbacks or tough feedback.

It’s important to be aware of negative patterns of thinking, such as self-criticism or pessimistic thoughts, as these can lead to stress. By cultivating positive mental habits, patterns of emotion, and gratitude, individuals can build their resilience.
One technique for building resilience is mindfulness, which involves calming the body and mind by staying in the present moment.
This could include recovering from a stressful encounter or using a breathing technique to manage stress.
Resilience is a process that can be cultivated and strengthened through intentional daily habits and techniques like mindfulness.

Quick questions:
Do your people consider engage in authentic communication with others?
Do they know how to resolve stress triggers rather than fall into a state of de-motivated resignation that makes one feel “stuck”?
Do team members connect with others who give a strong sense of social support?

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