Managing your energy and spending it on the right things will improve resiliency. In this video, instructor Tatiana Kolovou shows you a technique for managing your energy.
- It's human nature to think negatively in a challenging situation, especially an unpredictable one. The research is clear that positive thinking and self-talk are not only better for our overall health, but they can influence our overall outlook on life. Here's some of the positive thinking reactions you can practice immediately in the face of adversity. Think short-term. By acknowledging that negative events are temporary, changeable, and associated only with the situation, you're adapting to a more resilient outlook. What do you tell yourself when you face a work-related challenge or a negative comment on your performance evaluation? Keep the perspective tight and focus on the here and now without allowing yourself to believe that the circumstances will extend into the long-term. Think local. What I mean by this is focus only on yourself and what you can do to change the situation. Comparing yourself to others and their circumstances will only create negative feelings, especially if their situations are not as difficult as yours. And this perspective will not result in any productive outcomes. Keep the situation in perspective. Ask yourself what the worst-case outcome of this setback could be. It's not an uncommon tendency for people to blow things out of proportion. And depending on the severity of the setback, this often makes things worse. Can you find a positive outcome from a potential job loss, an inconvenient relocation or a breakup of a friendship? There often is a silver lining, and thinking positively helps you keep it in perspective. Talk positive. The words you use, internally and externally, can influence your mindset. Pay attention to your internal language next time you face adversity. Replace the words failure with obstacle, downfall with setback, horrible with challenging. Catch you internal self-talk. Think of coaching yourself with phrases like, "This is tough, but I'll get through it." "Let's focus on what I can control." Or, "I'm strong, I can overcome this." Positive self-talk and perspective are directly related to positive emotions. If you prefer to write your language down, replay it in your head, or speak it out loud with close friends, keep it all optimistic. The goal here is to train yourself to react with a positive perspective in all setbacks that you face.
- Define the term resilience.
- Identify strategies for facing rejection in your day to day life.
- Recognize the skills you can practice to increase your resilience.
- Explore reflection strategies you can use during a situation in order to build resilience.
- Examine five post-event resilience building strategies using real-world examples.