GUEST POST BY WENDY JENKINS, READY RESILIENCE
With so much going on in the world and our country right now and working conditions seemingly in a constant state of flux, it’s no wonder anxiety is creeping in for many. This new series is designed to offer ‘bite size’ resilience tips from Ready Resilience.
Ready Resilience helps organisations thrive during times of change and challenge, using practical neuroscience-based resilience tools that have been proven to offer in-the-moment solutions and long-lasting results.
September resilience tip
We often consider ourselves to be either more of a ‘pessimist’ or more of an ‘optimist’. Lately however, you may find your brain’s hard-wired negativity bias taking over as we are all confronted by a pandemic that has resulted in what is essentially a global trauma. It becomes more difficult to be optimistic when the adversity you are facing seems overwhelming at times.
However, there’s another option – to decide to be a ‘realistic optimist’. You can acknowledge that the path will be tough and challenging, but still remain hopeful and confident in your abilities to succeed regardless. This approach can strengthen your resilience as it is more balanced thereby improving motivation and your outlook on life.