People who are resilient tend to display some common traits. They are able to deal with uncertainty, they seek to understand and engage and they choose to react positively to adversity and change. Resilience is about learning how to keep yourself recharged and grounded, not just simply enduring or coping.
Here are some questions to ask yourself as you examine your own personal resilience. Do you:
- take care of yourself by monitoring how you react to overload, adversity and stress?
- intentionally seek out and find ways to decompress (rest, rejuvenate, healthy diet, exercise)?
- view your work and personal life as important and worthwhile enough to warrant your ongoing commitment and attention to each as separate and distinct?
- evaluate and maintain your personal and professional boundaries?
If you said yes to these questions, you probably have a strong sense of resilience. However, if you feel there may be room for improvement, it is possible to work towards greater personal resilience