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What’s Resilience Got To Do With It? Only Everything.

What does resilience have to do with it? 

Only everything and here are 5 ways to build your resilience in the workplace.

Work is stressful, and depending on your work environment, it can be more stressful than it needs to be to get the job done. To stay productive, resilience is a must. Hyper-critical coworkers, overreaching bosses, and high-stress environments can all lead to your job feeling more exhausting than it should ever be.

If you want your job to be less taxing, enjoyable even, build your resilience skills and arm yourself with them in the workplace. Try these five simple tips to be more resilient in the workplace and start enjoying your job again, and possibly for the first time.

Don’t compare yourself to those around you. People work differently. Some are faster than others.  We all have different strengths and weaknesses.  And everyone produces different quality results from time to time. You have to remember that you won’t be the #1 of everything, so it would be wise to avoid the comparison game with coworkers.  Nobody wins that game anyway.  

The only person to try to be better than is your past self.  Don’t let the way others work discourage you from working the way you do best.

Be able to accept feedback.  While avoiding the comparison game, it proves extra wise to be able to accept feedback without looking at it as a cutdown.  People offer unique viewpoints that you may not have been able to see yourself. This doesn’t mean that you didn’t put in a good effort, just that there are areas to improve upon.

Be receptive to the advice that others have to give you.  Just because they may not have delivered said advice in a way you wanted, doesn’t mean it holds zero truth. Everyone knows at least one thing that you don’t, so try your best to learn from them.

Know that you may have to do a task again, differently.  Nobody’s perfect. You will never be correct or spot-on 100% of the time and you have to be willing to accept that. If you accept the reality that you will make errors you will be less afraid of making them.

It’s okay to mess up from time to time and it’s not the end of the world. Just analyze what your mistakes were and how you can correct them in the future, then make the changes next go ’round.

Don’t be afraid of deadlines.  There’s a reason deadlines exist: work has to be turned in by a certain time so that workflow can continue running smoothly. While they can be stressful, use deadlines as a necessary motivation to get your work done on time. Use your time wisely and space your work out so that you don’t become overly-stressed when a deadline is approaching.  My college freshman daughter is freaking fantastic at this skill!  She inspires me to continually up my workflow game.  

Distance yourself from your work.  Taking pride in a job well done is a good thing, no question.  It is positive to take to heart the fact that our work does not determine who we are, nor does it determine our worth. It’s crucial to be able to separate yourself from the work you produce so that you don’t become too bogged down by it everywhere you go. Too much stress can discourage you from trying a failed task over again, which makes you less resilient.

Resilience is a skill that can be beneficial in all aspects of your life. It is especially important if you want a workplace that is less stressful and more enjoyable. With resilience, you can produce the best work you are capable of and feel confident that your work sets a high standard. If you’re unsure where to start, use these five tips and you’ll start feeling more resilient in no time.

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