Resiliency

Published on July 29, 2019

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Resiliency

Part of life involves being in situations that make you uncomfortable. How well you respond to this stress and bounce back is your resilience. Resilience is continuously changing. This is a positive aspect of resilience, as you can strengthen this in a conscious way. Becoming more resilient can increase mental and physical health, help maintain balance in your life.

UNDERSTANDING RESILIENCY

  • Resiliency does not mean that you do not react to trauma in your life. It is normal to feel negative emotions.
  • Possessing resilience does not make your life easier in a direct way, but it helps you realize that not everything will happen according to your plan.
  • Resiliency allows you to experience hard times and recover.
  • Resiliency does not have to be an individual journey. You can use your support network and connections to aid you in your path to a new normal.

HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR RESILIENCE

  • Learn the importance of saying no. If a task is asking too much of you, talk to your supervisor and let them know. They will help in resolving the issue in the least stressful way.
  • Develop hobbies and make time for them. Having a balance between work and your personal life will increase happiness as well.
  • Take care of your body. Getting a good night’s sleep, eating healthy, and exercising will increase your ability to handle and cope with stress that enters your life.
  • Build your self-esteem by praising yourself for accomplishing your goals, and not dwelling on goals that you did not reach.

QUICK TIPS:

  • Learn to say no.
  • Put your mental and physical health first.
  • Take time to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small.
  • Use your support system and take advantage of the EAP services included in your benefits.

Sources: Counselling Directory, Verywellmind. The Health Tip of the Week is for educational purposes only.  For additional information, consult your physician. Please feel free to copy and distribute this health resource.

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