I’m sure that most Business Leaders would agree that over the last few years, due to all of the uncertainty we have experienced, we have all had to dig deep into our reserves of ‘resilience’ to forge ahead.
Now with the threat of inflation, interest rate increases, and labour shortages coupled with all that is happening beyond our borders, we need to develop further resilience within ourselves and our businesses.
Aprais, our partners and global leaders in team performance evaluation say that ‘Resilience’ behaviours will become increasingly important to measure & develop to ensure team preparedness for future crises.
Resilience: The power or ability to return to the original form. Position after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
Admittedly, I sometimes feel a little punch drunk and jaded by world events. The following six tips for building resilience, which I found in an article from the Mayo Clinic, seem both relatable and doable:
Building strong, positive relationships with loved ones and friends can provide you with needed support, guidance and acceptance in good and bad times. Establish other important connections e.g.; volunteering.
Make every day meaningful
Do something that gives you a sense of accomplishment and purpose every day. Set clear, achievable goals to help you look toward the future with meaning.
Learn from the experience
Think of how you’ve coped with hardships in the past. Consider the skills and strategies that helped you through difficult times.
You can’t change the past, but you can always look toward the future. Accepting and even anticipating change makes it easier to adapt and view new challenges with less anxiety.
Take care of yourself
Tend to your own needs and feelings. Participate in activities and hobbies you enjoy. Include physical activity in your daily routine. Get plenty of sleep and create consistent bedtime rituals. Eat a healthy diet. Practice stress management and relaxation techniques, such as yoga, meditation, guided imagery or deep breathing.
Don’t ignore your problems. Instead, figure out what needs to be done, make a plan and take action. Although it can take time to recover from a major setback, traumatic event or loss, know that your situation can improve if you work at it.