Author: Mariam Dadabhay, Executive Coach, Set4Life
Change is now moving faster than peoples capacity to cope with it. This can be seen with the onset of Brexit, the rise in workplace stress and the decrease in motivation and engagement. Time is precious, yet most of it is spent fighting fire. What happens when there is a set back, particularly a challenging one- no promotions, a bad performance review, pay cuts, illness, loss. Many people react with strong emotion and a lack of certainty.
Those who can cope in the face of set backs and bounce back even stronger have what we call Resilience.
So what is Resilience?
Its an ongoing process that changes and engages people in taking steps to bounce back from adverse of challenging situations. The road to resilience can often involve distress however we can see around the world how people have the capacity to bounce back from hugely horrific events such as Sep 2011. How did these people repair their lives? ….Step by Step..
Research and ongoing recent training in the area tells us that resilience in the workplace reinforces learning (self efficacy), confidence, leadership, reduces stress and increases performance.
Many studies have shown that the primary factor of building resilience is having a supportive network of colleagues, friends and family. Other factors include
- The capacity to make realistic plans and take steps to carry them out.
- A positive view of yourself and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Skills in communication and problem solving.
- The capacity to manage strong feelings and impulses.
However the road to resilience is a personal journey and there are many strategies for building resilience. There is no one perfect strategy.
Some coping tools you can do today are: reaching out and networking, being mindful and compassionate with yourself, developing your emotional awareness, take decisive action, plan goals and many more…
GoalGetters and Set4Life have combined to provide you with room for resilience and take you through a 6 week process to build that resilience you have always needed. Taking you though the 4 dimensions of resilience-Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual. Enabling you to navigate life’s challenges and remain strong and confident in the face of set backs.
For organisations, the rise in resilience can leverage the strong potential of the workforce making their most valuable asset a lot more adaptable and flexible to change, more resilient to stress and gaining more capacity to take on challenging goals and to deliver with decisiveness!
- If this is for you, please contact Set4Life on 0872666200.
- So why not navigate your way down the resilience river with coping tools and protection against the obstacles. It might just be your Life Saver!