The Road to Resilience
What does it mean to be resilient?
resilience originates from the Latin word, resilire
(re - to rebound, recoil + salire - to jump, leap)
In nature – Being able to recoil into shape after bending, stretching or being compressed.
So what does this mean for the workplace?
Ever increasing work load, deadlines, changes in financial circumstances and expectations to achieve targets are all major contributors to stress, anxiety and exhaustion in the work place. The eventual outcome is invariably a workforce of disillusioned, stressed individuals who are less likely to function as successful teams and achieve outcomes that are conducive to a healthy work environment.
In education, this results in children, teens and adults not being able to fully access the most important resources; those who are there to support them.
Learning how to be resilient is integral to the process of creating an environment that is healthy, thriving and happy.
On that note, we would like to invite you to try our tips for leaping back into life. It can be a bumpy, winding road, so ride the undulations, take in the aromas and enjoy the views whilst you’re on it.
- Awareness – Be aware of how you are feeling and why.
- Acceptance – Mistakes are learning opportunities, use them.
- Reachable Goals –Establish them and decide on the steps to reach them.
- Control – You have this. Remember that.
- Perseverance – Don’t give up. Trust in the process.
- Change – Embrace it and be flexible with it.
- Positivity– See the plus sides, be optimistic about the outcomes.
- Social support – Look around and go to those you can share your experience with and create yourself some strong networks.
- Belief – Be aware of the beliefs that are limiting you.
- Sense of purpose – Ask yourself what is important to you.
- Nurture - Be kind to yourself.
- Strengths - Work on your skills. Play to your strengths.
- Be the fighter – not the victim.
- How, Not why- Ask yourself this.
- Humour – If anything, laughing makes you feel good.