Are you one of those people who watches Survivor and are convinced that you could ‘outlast’ the lot of them? Yes? Then how have you found this COVID-19 period? Fine? Manageable? Even with all of the restrictions and time spent in isolation?
If it’s a “yes” to all of this, you might be described as ‘resilient’ – a quality that sees you able to ‘bend and flex’ with the times and perform to your capabilities in any situation.
If you’re like the majority of us however, it’s likely you might have experienced some or significant stress by this ongoing change, the time away from others, job losses or new working-from-home and home-schooling arrangements. And whilst COVID-19 is an unprecedented and truly horrid situation – one positive to come from it is the reminder of the importance of building resilience – so we can be even more prepared for the next set of changes or challenges we will inevitably experience.
To help you take your first steps towards strengthening your ‘resilience muscle’, we’ve compiled the five tips below:
Remember – as the old adage goes; the only constant in life is change, and the more we train that resilience muscle, the less bumpy this road called ‘life’, will be.
Megan Buxton has been in the welfare sector for 25 years developing programs and new initiatives, and leading and teaching others. She has experience across various roles including counsellor, career guidance officer, vocational teacher, and more. Megan is passionate about people reaching their potential, overcoming barriers to success, and living a life of fulfilment.