How is your personal resilience?
It’s a funny old thing, this is the time of year post all the Christmas festivities and New Year celebrations that we either face returning to work too soon, or experience the anti-climax and the bump down to reality and the daily routines we forgot about for the last week or so.
Now is also the time when we hear others talking about New Year Resolutions, but do we really need a big change in the calendar year to do something different? Isn’t a lot of life in our control?
The answer is yes it is, we are the making of our own destiny, we have the power and the choice, just sometimes we lose sight of that.
So here are a few tips:
Facing a challenge
If you are facing a challenge, consider who do you know who may have been through something similar and overcome it? Building and maintaining a network of people in your life means your not alone, talking over things can be very releasing, “a problem shared is a problem halved” as the old expression goes. Why do you have to re-invent the wheel, talking it through with someone who has been there before may just provide you with different options, give you confidence to take the action you thought may help overcome the obstacle in the first place.
How well do you stay focused and undistracted?
Practice staying with something at the exclusion of everything else; set yourself a deadline to complete, break the task down into manageable steps. Encourage yourself to carry on, marking milestones on the way. Celebrate finishing and feel what success feels like to you.
Change your physical state and your mental state changes too!
Mild exercise in the form of walking and cycling helps get us out into the outside world, helps fitness levels and increases our output of endorphins and dopamine: the happiness hormone. Activities also provide a framework for persistence, improvement and recognition.
Managing your energy
Just like a computer, power management is a key feature when running on batteries. Humans do not have an endless source of energy; we need to be able to regulate, conserve, increase output on demand, according to the situation and environment. So become aware of your energy levels, fuel up regularly, identify when and when not to burn energy, prioritise its use.
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