Build your resilience muscle
This blog is one of a series, you can find the last one here if you missed it.
Knowing how coaches love to collaborate and use their knowledge to support others, Fiona Reith and I went out to our network to ask if they would share one piece of advice to help us adapt and thrive in periods of unexpected change.
We had an amazing response, and so many gold nuggets that we decided to split it into a series of blogs for ease of reading. This is part six of six which focusses on building your resilience muscle.
The other titles include:
· You are what you consume
· Pause and reflect
· Change brings opportunity
· Choose intentional habits
· Practice self compassion
Pamela Mansell, Consultant & Executive and Leadership Coach at Future Solutions Coaching, brought our attention to a model of resilience which she uses as described by Dr Sven Hansen in his book Inside-Out, The practice of Resilience , (2015).
Some questions that can help guide you through the resilience framework below are
Bounce: When have you experienced immense challenge in your life? What strengths can you identify? And in what way can you use these strengths today?
Courage: What are you doing to stay healthy and well? Are you getting enough sleep, enough exercise? How can you build on this and continue to nourish your body and your mind? When do you give your body and mind time to rest?
Creativity: What is the one thing that you do that allows you to stay in the moment? Time passes without you knowing it? Is it some meditation? Painting? Cooking? Reading a book? How can you build some of these practices into your daily life?
Connection : We can begin by opening our minds, our hearts and our wills! Open our mind by noticing what’s possible and what’s positive! Opening our hearts by connecting with our emotions, continuing to build on our emotional connections with others even if physically distanced from others, who enhances your energy? How can you connect with them more? And opening our will…What is our sense of purpose? What makes us tick? And are we engaging with this purpose often enough?
We are grateful to the coaches featured in this series for their generosity in sharing their insights with our community. Whether you’re in the process of adapting to the new normal or thinking about making a change soon, we hope the advice included here will help you confidently take your next step. For more support, reach out to any of the coaches whose advice resonated with you!