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5 Tips For Building Resilience In Times Of Stress And Overwhelm

Written by: Anna Filatova, Senior Level Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


What does it mean to be resilient? It’s the ability to adapt to difficult or challenging situations, internal and external demands and experiences in life, and bounce back despite any obstacles and setbacks. Building resilience does not happen overnight. It takes time, personal strength, and support from people around you. It does not mean that you won’t get stressed. It means that you will be able to manage your state in a more efficient way and move forward despite any downturns.

5 tips for building resilience

1. Be flexible

Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned, hence why it is important to be flexible and be able to come up with a “plan B” to navigate through setbacks successfully. Instead of getting upset and frustrated, think about what you could do differently and use your creativity to solve problems and overcome obstacles.

2. Increase your energy levels

Having enough energy for daily activities is a basic need of the human body. If your energy levels are low, you will feel tired and unmotivated and your thoughts might turn from positive ones into negative ones. Energy fuels our body and helps us to feel physically, emotionally, and mentally well. Exercise, nutritious food, and good quality sleep are the best energy producers, so make sure you take these seriously.

3. Reframe your mindset

People with a positive mindset are more in control of their outcomes. If you can find even something small but positive in a difficult situation and reframe your anger, anxiety, and frustration, you will be able to be more resilient in similar situations in the future. When you are faced with a challenge, accept what has happened, focus on what you can do and what is in your control instead of what is not, and create solutions to your problems and obstacles by staying positive and confident in your abilities.

4. Learn coping skills

There are many coping skills that you can learn to help you to become more resilient in times of stress and overwhelm. Try different things and see what works best for you: journaling, exercising, socializing, spending time in nature, tapping into your creativity, or practicing mindfulness.

5. Build your support network

Your support network plays a crucial role in what you do and how you feel. It’s difficult to do everything alone, so it’s important to have people who you can rely on, who will listen to you and help you when it’s needed. Your friends and family are an obvious choice but think about your other connections. You might decide to have a couple of support networks for different areas of your life. For example, if you are an entrepreneur, it’s great to have connections in the same area or industry with who you can ask for advice or bounce ideas off.

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Anna Filatova, Senior Level Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Anna is the founder and CEO of Dreams and Beyond Coaching Ltd, a coaching and mentoring firm that was founded in March 2020. The company offers a variety of services, including 1:1 coaching and mentoring, one-day intensives, group programs, training, courses, workshops, and DISC personality profiling. The services are available internationally as most of the work can be done online.



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