How resilient are you?

How resilient are you?


How can resilience affect our wellbeing, opportunities and mindset?

What is resilience?

According to the dictionary, it is:

  1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
  2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

Are we more resilient today than we were pre-pandemic?

Or, are we feeling more vulnerable in these post pandemic times?

I guess it all depends on who you ask.


There are people and industries that have thrived during lockdown.


Think about the people who were able to pivot their businesses to making masks and shields, either personal or for retailers (like the ones you see in the supermarket at the checkout).

Then there’s the property industry that doesn’t seem to be showing any sign of slowing.


But then, there’s the people and industries that have really struggled.


Compare the effect on places like gyms, nightclubs and even the hospitality industry as a whole.

For those people in the second category, are they able to recover from the events of the past two years and how long is that going to take?

Prices are going up. There are still supply chain shortages.

All of which is having an effect on the economy.


It seems that there has just been one thing after the other.


Brexit. Pandemic. War in Ukraine.

Let’s think about this on a personal level.

Do you think all of this has had an effect on your resilience?

Of course it has.


The ongoing drama in the world has most certainly had an effect on our mental health and wellbeing.


There seems to be no end in sight to the constant misery or struggle if you listen to the news.

And maybe that’s the secret.

That we don’t constantly listen to what is being drip fed to us by the mainstream media.

My suggestion is limit how much you listen to what is on the TV or on the internet.


Find a way of being in your own ‘happy’ place.


I’m not suggesting that you ignore what is going on in the world, but limit your exposure to the negativity.

It’s like radiation exposure. A little bit is ok. It can cure cancer and help you heal. Too much, on the other hand, will kill you.

When we take the focus off the external and instead bring it back to the internal, it gives our mind and body the opportunity to heal.

And what I teach my business coaching clients is how to have balance in their lives and how they can become more resilient. As a motivational speaker, my talk on resilience and mindset is about helping the audience implement their own steps so that they too can use my tips to help them attain positive results.


And with that it brings back our bounce and resilience.


It then gives us the ability to cope better, to make decisions from a stronger stance and not from a place of fear, vulnerability and exhaustion.

When we come from a place of positivity, rather than negativity, we able to look at situations as opportunities rather than blocks.


A positive mindset will help us to reach our goals and get things done.


It’s like having a stronger immune system.

When our body has a strong immune system, we are able to stave off illnesses, or at the very least not be affected by the full brunt of the condition.

Likewise, from a mental health perspective, we are better able to deal with issues that come our way and that’s what I would like for you.


Protect yourself from the negativity so that you can be more resilient and thrive.


What steps are you going to put into place today, to rebuild your resilience?


I hope you like my blog on “How resilient are you?”

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