Why does developing greater resilience matter? We are all under increasing amounts of pressure both at work and in our personal lives. As these mount we can either use them as a positive spur or we might find them building up to make us begin to feel stressed.
What is resilience? The American Psychological Association defines it this way. “Resilience is the ability to be successful, personally and professionally, in a highly- pressured, fast-paced and continuously changing environment”.
If you choose to become more resilient you will find that you can handle pressure differently and will feel much better and more empowered. You will have the attitudes and behaviours of resilient people: Confidence; focused and organised; adaptable; proactive; energetic.hological Association defines resilience as the ability to adapt in the face of adversity, trauma or tragedy.
A key element in building your personal resilience lies in your thinking! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps you adjust your thinking to change your emotional reaction to create a more positive and affirming attitude.
Give it a try!
Dr. David Burns has a great primer to help you. The book is Feeling Good. Check it out.