Through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift toward a hybrid work environment, the term “resilience" has become a word that you have likely heard many times. In fact, if you were to do a quick Google search of the newly appointed buzzword, you would find over a billion results to sift through. But what does it mean to have resilience? Is it something that can be practiced or something you are born with? Why is this word so important?
At its core, resilience is the ability to adapt and recover from difficult situations. It requires a balance of strength and perseverance mixed with patience and self-awareness. That is not necessarily a simple recipe to follow and most of the time we struggle to see our resilience in the moments when we require it the most. The good news is that resilience is a behavior that can be learned, practiced, and developed over time. People can be more or less resilient based on the habits that they form, as well as the people and environments they surround themselves with.
Some simple ways to build your resilience are by incorporating daily practices to prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. This can be in the form of getting adequate amounts of sleep, incorporating a balanced diet, nurturing your relationships, practicing mindfulness, etc. The style of how you build resilience is uniquely adaptable to the routines and habits that you prefer to incorporate.
If you are looking for ways to explore different well-being practices and build your unique resilient habits, consider joining the Resilience Through Well-Being community via our Intranet and MS Teams sites. Here, we provide a variety of resources, videos, and workshops that can assist you with topics such as managing stress, mindful meditation, growth mindset, advocating for your well-being, and much more. We look forward to seeing you in our next workshop.