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.
Check out these tips on how you can lead a more resilient life!
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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.
YVONNE HART, Registered Nurse
CHRISSY CRANE, Child & Youth Worker
GEORGIA GEORGIOU, Program Manager