I am interested in how we sustain our personal resilience. I am sure I am not alone in experiencing doubts, hearing a negative voice that questions what I am doing. Questions like: could you have handled that better? What else could you have said? How shall I handle this person?
I know my inner negative voice loves to criticise and find fault. If I gave in I’d probably retreat under the duvet and only occasionally peep out. So, what helps to keep me resilient – strong and flexible?
I aim to rationalise, think through and move forward with confidence.
One strategy I use is to detach from the critical voice. Ask, what can I learn from this viewpoint? How would it sound if the message was put positively?
I also find being able to reflect – back, forward and in-action are vital to keeping grounded and positive. From reflections I can learn and be flexible in response to changing situations.
As a coach, I find supervision is vital to strengthening my resilience. That’s a story for another blog.
For now, let me invite you to take a moment and ask yourself:
- What triggers can undermine your resilience?
- How can you handle these triggers?
- What opportunities can you create to sustain your resilience and show your strengths?
Smile – keep strong.