Well-being & resilience
Paying attention to our well-being is key to our personal performance in all walks of life. Taking care of ourselves to be able to fulfil our personal aspirations and our responsibilities in relation to our families, friends, and work colleagues, is vital.
A holistic approach is most beneficial so considering how you take care of yourself: physically/mentally/spiritually & emotionally.
Here are some resources that might be of interest:
* An HBR article on 'Managing your Energy.
* My MA dissertation research was focussed on 'Resilience'. The definition that stood out for what is resilience was: 'Embracing the world as it is...' in other words, developing the skills and resources to work with what might be happening in your life rather than against. Important aspects that were identified were the ability to be with your own vulnerability: this takes courage and develops greater courage, compassion and connectedness. The ability to be grateful: being aware of the good things that happen to you, not taking them for granted and expressing gratitude.
Here are the techinques that emerged as the most helpful to keep you at your most resourceful:
- Seek help from trusted advisors to get flexible and accurate thinking on what is troubling you
- Self-efficacy - believe in yourself
- Keep your connection to good people and to your purpose
Book: 'The Gifts of Imperfection' [Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are]: Brene Brown