Organisational resilience is ultimately about team members’ personal psychological resilience. But how do you build resilience into your business and its people? Find out more in mojow’s Resilience workshop with leading psychotherapist and expert in risk assessment John Murphy, who has over 20 years experience in mental health with NHS.
Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.
Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them:
- A positive attitude.
- The ability to regulate emotions.
- The ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback.
- At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself—yet also a belief in something larger than oneself.
Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs.
Resilient people don’t walk between the raindrops; they have scars to show for their experience. They struggle—but keep functioning anyway. Resilience is not the ability to escape unharmed. It is not about magic.
And it’s definitely necessary to go back and reinterpret past events to find the strengths you have probably had within all along.
Here at MOJOW we’re big on integration and seeing the whole person
In our Bounce Back and Build Resilience workshop we will look at what you need in your Resilience survival kit:
What Goes Into Your Resiliency Kit?
If you choose to build resilience, what else might you do? Here are 10 resiliency-building tips:
1. Get adequate restorative sleep. Poor sleep patterns and stress go hand-in-hand.
2. Engage in adequate physical exercise daily. Exercise is a major buffer against stress, including stress from depression.
3. Maintain a healthy diet and keep your weight within a desired range. You’ll have fewer health-related problems.
4. Nourish your quality social support networks through reciprocally supporting others who support you. Quality social support correlates with higher levels of resiliency.
5. Meet challenges as they occur and avoid procrastination and the stresses that come from it and crises that arise from delays.
6. Build tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty and you are less likely to experience anxieties related to a need for certainty.
7. Express higher-order values, such as responsibility and integrity. This gives you a compass for taking a sound direction.
8. Work to build high frustration tolerance. High frustration tolerance, cognitive flexibility, and problem-solving actions are normally interconnected.
9. Stretch to achieve realistic optimism. This is a belief that you can both self-improve and act to make things more workable for you. You exercise realistic optimism by acting to do and get better.
10. Boost resilience with preventive actions where you reduce your risk for negative thinking and increase your chances for realistic thinking.
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