Resilience Is How You Recharge


Fill my Morning Cup

Let’s dive into a theme that’s incredibly close to my heart: the transformative power of resilience. Resilience is that indomitable spirit that allows us to rise from adversity, learn from our challenges, and forge ahead stronger than before. It’s about embracing life’s ups and downs with courage, learning from our experiences, and moving forward with a renewed sense of purpose.

“Resilience is not about how you endure. It’s about how you recharge.” – Adam Grant

Resilience isn’t merely surviving the toughest days; it’s also about how we rebuild ourselves after the storm has passed. It involves recognizing our emotional and mental depletion and consciously taking steps to recharge and renew our spirits. This concept reminds us that it’s okay to take a step back, to rest, and to seek joy and inspiration after hardships. The essence of resilience lies in our ability to bounce back, equipped with the wisdom gained from our struggles, ready to face the world anew.

Suggested Action:

Start a “Resilience Journal.” Every day, write down a challenge you faced, how it made you feel, what you did to overcome it, and what you learned from the experience. This practice not only acknowledges your daily resilience but also turns your struggles into lessons and your setbacks into stepping stones for growth.

Overcoming Stress at Work

To navigate stress at work with resilience, integrating a daily practice centered on conscious breathing and self-reflection can be incredibly powerful. Here’s a tailored daily practice inspired by the principles outlined in “Caught in the Act,” focusing on self-awareness, choice, and change.

  • Morning Ritual: Start your day with a few minutes of conscious breathing. Dedicate this time to slow, deep breaths to set a positive tone for your day. This practice enhances your self-awareness and prepares you to approach your work with clarity and calmness.
  • Throughout the Day: Take short breaks to focus on your breath. Even a minute of conscious breathing can help you recenter and reduce stress. Use these moments to remind yourself of your resilience and capability to handle work challenges with grace.
  • Desk Rejuvenation: Incorporate conscious breathing into your work routine. Between tasks, pause for a few deep breaths to refresh your mind. This helps in reducing workplace stress and maintaining focus and productivity.
  • Before Challenging Tasks: Engage in conscious breathing before tackling challenging tasks or projects. This can boost your confidence and clarity, making it easier to approach these tasks with a positive mindset and resilience.
  • Reflection and Journaling: End your day by reflecting on the challenges you faced and how you navigated them. Journaling about these experiences can solidify the lessons learned and reinforce your resilience. Acknowledge your successes and areas for growth, focusing on the positive steps you took and how you can continue to develop your resilience.
  • Additional Practices: Consider incorporating visualization or affirmation practices that align with your resilience goals. Visualize yourself successfully overcoming work challenges, and use affirmations that reinforce your strength and adaptability, such as “I am resilient, capable, and adapt to challenges with ease.”

Remember, resilience is not about never facing stress or challenges but about how you respond and grow from them. By integrating these practices into your daily routine, you can enhance your resilience to stress at work, approaching each day with a renewed sense of purpose and strength.

Jen Weis

The publisher of Morning Cup.