Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity or difficult situations. With the fast-paced and changing world we all live, play and work in – resilience is more important than ever.
At the heart of the issue of our struggle to ask for help, is our desire to maintain an image of competence and self-sufficiency. We often believe that we should be able to handle everything on our own. This can stem from a fear of being judged or evaluated negatively, or a belief that we need to prove ourselves to others.
Sometimes we struggle on with a task as we may feel embarrassed or ashamed to ask for assistance or worry that we will be seen as incompetent.
Remember that admitting that we don’t have all the answers or that we need support is a courageous act that actually enhances our credibility and respect in the eyes of others.
Please try shifting your perspective and recognise that asking for help is a sign of strength and self-awareness and that you may achieve your goals more effectively.
A few tips to help you improve your resilience:
- Build strong relationships: having a support network of friends, family and team members at work can help you through tough times. Make sure to nurture these relationships and reach out to them when you need help.
- Focus on what you can control: There are many things in life that are beyond our control, and focusing on them can be draining. Instead, focus on the things you can control, such as your beliefs, values, attitude and actions.
- Don’t forget self-care: this is essential for building resilience. Make sure to get enough sleep, exercise regularly and a healthy diet.
- Embrace failure: as this is a natural part of life and it can be a great teacher. Embrace mistakes and see them as an opportunity to learn and grow
Let’s chat about your plans to improve your resilience as this is a skill that can be developed. Keep working at it and you will see the results!