Resilience is what gives individuals the psychological strength to cope with stress and challenging situations. Resilient individuals are better able to handle adversity, respond to pressure and the demands of daily life. They can promote a positive mind set through a balanced work/lifestyle, demonstrating a high standard of self-management and commitment.
One of the key ways to build resilience is to focus on self-care. Much of this comes down to self-talk, self-regulation, and self-leadership; navigating our reactions to external events and ensuring that our inner voice does not undermine us amidst the difficulties.
Being able to effectively regulate your thoughts and emotions, as well as perceiving challenging situations as an opportunity, not necessarily a personal threat, has never been more crucial as we move into a post-pandemic world.
Resilience is the energy that powers us to develop a positive approach to life, making it possible for us to stay motivated and solve problems in the workplace. Therefore, with a resilient mind set, you naturally feel that day-to-day tasks at the workplace are more approachable.
At work, resilient people are better able to deal with the demands placed upon them, especially where those requests might require them to deal with constantly changing priorities and a heavy workload.
More and more employers are looking for team members who are willing to take on new challenges (whether expected or unexpected) can withstand them and learn from them.
N.B. Resilience is a positive quality and should not be misperceived for being resistant which would result in a negative response and non-productive outcome.