RESILIENCE: If you build it, you will shine!

Life is full of unexpected ups and downs, twists and turns. Sometimes you experience a minor bump in the road, other times you’re thrown a life-changing challenge. While it may be tempting to give up after a setback, a resilient mindset can help you bounce back from tough situations and achieve success.

In our fast-paced society where the only constant is change, it’s crucial to develop resilience to be able to cope with whatever trials come your way. Working in health care, this is especially important because of the unique mental, physical and emotional challenges you experience. Being resilient can help you combat stress, reduce feelings of depression and help you live a happier, more purpose-filled life.

These resources will help you learn more about resilience and begin building your own. Learn more from our vice president of Human Resources, Andrew Doppler.


Ways to Increase Your Resilience

Check out these tips on how you can lead a more resilient life!

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How to Shine at Work!

There are many opportunities to build your resilience at work. Here's just a glimpse of what's available now and what's coming soon: 

Physical Wellness: 

  • Try Hamilton Bike Share (SoBi)! First 150 HHS staff members to register pay only $32 +HST for an annual SoBi membership (60% off regular $85 rate)! Get all the details and register here! Please share and post the flyer
  • Get active at the Shine Wellness Centres. Request your FREE access today!
  • Try a healthy recipe from our collection!
  • Stretch to Shine! Stretch daily with these job-specific routines: 
  • Back Pain? We've Got Your BackThese visual tips will help you take care of your back and reduce your risk for back pain.

Mental Wellness: 

Social Wellness: 

 

30-Day Calendar Resilience Challenge

Do one thing a day to become more resilient!


Click here for printable calendar. 

Making room for resilience

We’re in the business of providing care to others, but we can sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. If we don’t set aside time to focus on our own well-being, it can negatively affect our personal and professional lives.

By making time for self-care on a daily basis, we can build up a reserve of emotional and physical strength to help us through particularly challenging periods, like the loss of a long-time patient, or an overwhelmingly busy week or month. That’s the basis of resilience: creating a reserve of emotional strength and energy that we can lean on when things get tough.

It may seem impossible to fit time for self-care into your already busy day, but it can be done. Meet some Hamilton Health Sciences staff who are making an effort to focus on resilience and learn how they support themselves at work, and at home.


ANDREW DOPPLER, Vice President, Human Resources


YVONNE HART, Registered Nurse


CHRISSY CRANE, Child & Youth Worker


GEORGIA GEORGIOU, Program Manager



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How to Build Fitness Stamina (& Resilience)

Exercise your body and your brain!

 

How to build fitness stamina from Hamilton Health Sciences on Vimeo.

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