12 May 2021 |
The human mind can be great at ignoring or forgetting what we have done well, and focusing on our mistakes, mistakes, or ‘developmental areas.’
By building our own Resilience toolkit We can help balance that – bring more of your viewing skills.
How It Works?
You start by looking back through emails / texts / credentials, etc. and finding evidence of things you did well.
It could be a simple email from a colleague thanking you for your time or a good appreciation or even a piece you are particularly proud of.
You can print them and save them in a tool for physical resilience (why not start a folder or box?) Or if you prefer digital records, then go ahead, create a digital version.
Once you have revisited your past, it is time to start working on the present and the future.
Now, you need to start paying attention when you get more positive feedback or thanks and add them to your toolkit. In addition, you should pay attention to when are you Feel like you did a good job and add that too.
In time your folder or box will be overflowing with wonderful things … all about you.
Now – when you feel a little overwhelmed, worthless or like you’re not good enough … pull out this box.
Inside you will find concrete proof of yourself and others that you are good at what you do. That you are enough and that you are resilient.
When life can be a little overwhelming, how many times have you been told to ‘keep your chin’? The challenge when our “chin” needs help is that we tend to think of more negative aspects in our lives. One way to use this resilience toolkit is to take the time to read it when you feel like it. This should help boost some of these good mood hormones to help you move forward with the goal.
It’s also a wonderfully useful tool for populating questions based on ability!
Additional bonus – Tips for completing:
I also find that a little pampering to improve your mood can be helpful when building and reading your toolkit.
Try adding one of the following foods to your toolkit to give your brain another boost;
- Bitter chocolate is rich in compounds that may boost chemicals and feel good in your brain.
- Coffee provides many compounds, including caffeine and chlorogenic acid, that may improve your mood.
- Because up to 90% of your body’s serotonin is produced in your gut, a healthy gut may fit a good mood. Fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, kombucha and kimchi, are rich in probiotics that support gut health.
- Bananas are a great source of natural sugar, vitamin B6 and prebiotic fiber, which work together to maintain blood sugar levels and mood.
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Tags: anxiety, career change, career paralysis, compassion and career, creative thinking, dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings, mindfulness