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So you want to be a resilient superhero?

So you want to be a resilient superhero?

Organisations love resilient superheros, those who can bounce back when things go terribly wrong, deal with incredibly stressful situations, and easily adapt to change. 

So how do you become a resilient superhero if you are not one already? Well resilience is often developed through hardship, so lived experience can make you tough (every cloud… as the saying goes). However, other things can help with resilience too:

  • Getting lots of sleep and exercise, as this helps you to emotionally and physically deal with difficult situations
  • Not wallowing or dwelling on failures
  • Learning from your mistakes
  • Focusing on the stuff you can control rather than on the stuff you can’t
  • Having a strong self-knowledge about what you are good at and what you’re not
  • Having realistic goals which are meaningful to you
  • Pushing back on unrealistic goals

So, resilience is a good thing, right?

Well, on the one hand, yes, when it helps you overcome situations and challenges. On the other you may stay in a job that is simply awful or continue to work for a boss who is impossible for far longer than you should. Only you can make that call.

 

Julia specialises in Quality Improvement in the NHS,
supporting individuals, teams, and organisations
make positive changes to improve patient care and create happier working environments.
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