We will continue to highlight the Active Health stress management lunch and learn series which is happening monthly from January-May. These lunch and learn sessions are free for employees and each month Active Health will be covering a new topic related to stress management.
In February, employees learned all about resilience. At a basic definition, resilience is the "ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape." In terms of stress management, resilience aids individuals in boucncing back after stressful situations. Resilient individuals may recover more quickly from adverse situations, including illness.
Similar to all stress management techniques, resilience comes with practice. Individuals have to be intentional about their thinking process during stressful situations to avoid getting trapped in a rabbit hole of negative emotions. Being resilient does not mean that you will not feel stressed, sad, angry or worried during tough times, but resilient individuals are more likely to cope with stressful situations in healthier ways.
Get started building resilience today:
- Be accepting
Look at change as a challenge rather than a threat
- Look at the larger picture
Seek out the positives in a stressful situation and use it as a learning opportunity
- Relationship building
Develop a support network that you can lean on during tough times
- Problem Solve
Take a moment to look at all aspects of a problem and think through alternative solutions
- Make your wellness a priority
Relax your mind and body using techniques such as deep breathing and guided imagery
For more tips on building resilience, click here. To join us for the 3 remaining sessions this semester, register on our website.
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