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8 January 2024

Build your resilience and adaptability muscles in 2024!

Change is the only constant! And yet our ability to navigate through it with resilience and adaptability is constantly challenged.

Resilience isn't just about bouncing back it's also about bouncing forward, stronger and more capable than ever before.

Here are 3 steps to to think about and practice in 2024 . . .

Embrace a Growth Mindset.

The foundation of resilience lies in our mindset.

Adopting a growth mindset allows us to perceive challenges as opportunities for growth rather than insurmountable obstacles. It’s about reframing setbacks as learning experiences.

Start by reframing negative thoughts. When faced with a setback, instead of thinking,

“I can’t do this,” shift to

“This is challenging, but it’s an opportunity to learn and improve.”

This shift in perspective fosters a mindset that is open to learning, innovation, and adaptation.

Moreover, actively seek out opportunities for growth. Take on tasks that push you out of your comfort zone, learn new skills, or explore different perspectives. Each new experience, success, or failure contributes to your adaptability by expanding your skill set and mental flexibility.

Cultivate Resilience Through Mindfulness and Self-Care.

Resilience isn’t solely about overcoming external challenges; it also involves nurturing your inner strength and well-being.

Mindfulness practices, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises, can significantly enhance resilience by fostering emotional regulation and reducing stress. Dedicate time each day to these practices, allowing yourself to build a sense of inner calm amidst chaos.

Additionally, prioritise self-care. Ensure you get enough sleep, maintain a healthy diet, and engage in regular physical activity. When we take care of our physical health, we equip ourselves better to handle the inevitable ups and downs that come our way.

Foster a Supportive Network and Seek Feedback.

Building resilience doesn’t mean doing it all alone.

Cultivate a network of supportive relationships. Surround yourself with people who provide encouragement, guidance, and constructive feedback.

These connections offer a safety net during challenging times and provide diverse perspectives that can aid in problem-solving.

Furthermore, seek feedback regularly.

Constructive criticism is an invaluable tool for growth. Embrace feedback as an opportunity to refine your skills and approaches.

Learn to differentiate between constructive feedback and baseless criticism, using the former to adapt and improve.

 

Amanda Jones, Marketing Manager

Freedom = Experiences

Amanda returned home to family and friends in Tasmania after working in Sydney, NSW and New York, USA in marketing and media advertising roles. She loves to hike, watch the waves crash and connect with our community. 

Amanda describes her working ethos as “people first” and she loves exploring the significant impact the work at Collins SBA has on the lives of entrepreneurs, business owners, their families, and the wider community. 


Amanda has experience working across Healthcare, Technology, Management Consulting and Professional Services and is passionate about showcasing the stories and innovative ideas of the clients we support.