The key to building resilience is experience. Once you’ve learned the tools and techniques for overcoming difficult situations, you must practice them so you become stronger all the time.
If you do this on a regular basis, you can combat stress and anxiety pre-emptively. It’s better to be proactive and work towards resilience instead of becoming overwhelmed by a sudden change.
To help, we’ve put together our Resilience Routine. Following the exercises in the routine regularly will help you achieve overall resilience by improving four specific areas.
The areas covered by the resilience routine are:
- Mental wellbeing – for a healthy mind
- Physical wellbeing – for a healthy body
- Changing behaviour – getting into good habits
- Positive workplace – reducing stress at work
We also offer a full, in-depth resilience routine as part of our Developing Resilience eLearning course.
You will receive longer regular emails containing valuable information building upon what you covered on the eLearning course, plus practical exercises you can use every day to put your new knowledge into practice. Here is the full range of topics covered by the emails:
- Building optimism
- Self-esteem exercises
- Self-efficacy exercises
- Thinking clearly
- Healthy eating
- Drinking in moderation
- Quitting smoking
- The ‘Gratitude Attitude’
- Digital detox
- Getting out of your comfort zone
- Using positive language
- Regular breaks and holidays
- Flexible working – a work-life balance
- Positive communication
- Setting effective objectives