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Discover 5 effective ways to be more resilient at work

One of the A.T.A values is resilience and flexibility. In the fast-paced business world and changing needs of clients, the need to be resilient and flexible has increased in order to retain our clients, this is a value as a Training and Human Resource solutions company that we need to keep focused on and to implement on a daily basis. In this post, we share the various ways to be more resilient at work.

According to Positive Psychology online, to be resilient means to “bounce back” after experiencing challenges and set backs at work. The ability to quickly adapt and respond positively to changes. What is more interesting is that resilience requires employees to have commitment to the task, self-control and this also requires emotional intelligence and the right thoughts when approaching a challenge. The ways to be more resilient and flexible:

1.MINDSET

Your mindset and thoughtful approach will either help you or hinder your ability to bounce back. What type of thoughts are you focusing on during the stressful moments at work? Are you focused on the solutions or the obstacles to overcome the challenges? Keep your thoughts focused on the positives and what you can use to make the situation better.

2.WELLNESS

Keeping a balance when it comes to work hours and how much time you invest behind your desk. Staying active can enhance your mental health and productivity. When you are feeling stressed, the last thing you want to do is to exercise but that is exactly what is needed. A fresh perspective needs to be gained and this can only happen by going outdoors and re-focusing your thoughts.

3.PRACTICE

Resilience is like a muscle, it gets strengthened when you practice using it. You develop your level of resilience by being committed to get through each challenge and not stopping or giving up when it gets too difficult.

4.GOALS

Resilience can be enhanced by understanding that in order to reach your goal, there is more than one way to achieve it. Should you experience a set-back in an area of your work, there are always alternatives if you are willing to search for it.

5.SUPPORT

Improving resilience and flexibility will take time and is a process. Every challenge or stressful situation at work will require a different level of resilience and you will need support from colleagues or your work team to gain perspective or even to intervene when you need the support. Make sure you have a mentor at work that will also help you to grow your resilience levels.

This skill will serve you well in your career, the more resilience you have, the better leader you will be and the better your ability to handle stress at work.

Written by Carla Wasserfall

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