Updated: Jul 26
What makes certain people rebound while others relapse, and what equips some people to snap back rather than snap? Resiliency! This courageous word when put into action gives you the capacity to cope with difficulty, persevere through adversity, and to recover quickly from challenges. So, what can you do to build stronger resiliency muscles? Research shows that resilience may be the new superpower. Check out the 8 things resilient people have in common, and consider a few of the many ways you can strengthen your life in these areas.
How can you improve your self-awareness skills?
Pause and breath
Be mindful and present in the moment
Connect to your thoughts/feelings/sensations
Be curious and spend time doing self-discovery
How can you strengthen your self-regulation skills?
Practice the 4 P Framework™ Before you react pause, process, pivot if needed, and proceed forward with greater intention
Know your triggers
Develop strategies to manage your stress
Be patient with yourself and others
How can you practice greater self-care?
Make yourself a priority
Do activities that make you happy
Spend time with people you love
Move, fuel, rest and maintain your body
4. Emotional Expression
How can you improve your ability to express yourself?
Notice how your emotions show up physically
Identify and name your emotions
Don’t hold your emotions in
Process and express your feelings
How can you practice being self-supportive?
Be aware of your inner critic
Practice positive self-talk
Reframe your thinking – i.e. When things don’t go right, it is an opportunity to learn and grow.
Learn to hold 2 truths – i.e. I am struggling. This is really hard on me right now. AND I am grateful for my support system, I know I am strong and will get through this.
How can you become more optimistic?
Practice positive thinking
Train your brain to notice the positives
Envision a positive future state
Look for the bright side in every situation
7. Support System
How can you build and leverage your support system?
Cultivate healthy relationship
Determine who you want in your inner circle
Don’t view needing help as a weakness
Trust your tribe, ask for help, and know when to call in the calvary
8. Sense of Purpose
How can you find your sense of purpose?
Examine what gives your life meaning
Align your passion with your life’s purpose
Use your gifts to make a difference in the world
Find comfort in knowing that you are part of something bigger than yourself
As you move through this amazing and sometimes messy thing called life, don’t underestimate yourself or the importance of resiliency.
“When life gets tough lean into hope, trust yourself, flex your resiliency muscles and you will get to the other side”. – Terrie Reeves
Make RESILIENCY your new superpower!
Empower Health America wants to help. What is your organization doing to help employees manage through these difficult times? Empower Health America is partnering with organizations to create a more resilient culture, one employee at a time. Resiliency – Make it Your New Superpower is a new program that we launched on 11.2.2020 designed to help organizations and their employees build and flex their resiliency muscles. We have had to pivot and adapt to this new virtual world, but you can still create a sense of community and engage and empower your employees.
Learn how EHA is empowering individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations to THRIVE.