I attended a good webinar today, I am glad I was invited. We are going through a time of pressure and are struggling to stay mentally and emotionally stable as the pandemic continues to affect our lives. We were not aware that we would find ourselves in this, what feels like, a hopeless situation, however we must continue to remain positive. This is where the word “resilience” steps in.
There are 7 c’s to resilience and can also be thought of as techniques to enable us to cope on a balanced level.
- CONTROL — having a degree of choice as to where we focus our attention for if we think of positive solutions to our mindset we will become empowered….
- COMPETENCE — regarding how you have self competence and self compassion. Ignoring our inner critical voice and challenging ourselves. Challenging ourselves little and often, goes a long way.
- COPING — When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves. We must focus on our wellbeing by looking after our diets, exercising and getting enough sleep. Be kind to yourself and be aware of the judgmental voices in our heads.
- CONFIDENCE — “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller Recognize and celebrate small wins. Reflect on past setbacks and try to remember how you overcame them. Reform yourself.
- CONNECTION — Talk to people and also listen. Seek and offer support. Name your feelings and express them appropriately. Reach out to someone you haven’t been in touch for a long time.
- CHARACTER — Connect with your values, write down or revisit what’s important to you and why! If you could define your purpose in a single sentence what would it be?
- CONTRIBUTION — Consider doing voluntary work, random acts of kindness can give you a satisfying result which is a good way to release endorphins. Tell someone that you appreciate them.
There are breathing exercises that you can do to keep yourself focused. Breath in for 3 seconds, expand your stomach and breath out for deflate your stomach. Do this as a regular exercise before you start a stressful or pressurized task.
IF IN DOUBT BREATHE OUT!