Resilience Tools and Techniques
Often the first step in any change, is a stressful event. It occurs when you first hear about something that is happening or about to happen, and you weren't expecting it. Perhaps something didn't go as planned and you need to take a different path. A project falls over. A major customer cancels their order. Your company announces a restructure.
These are stressful events.
The more resilient a person is, the smoother and faster the mental and emotional processing of the event. If your resilience is low, you get stuck in this processing phase. Thoughts circle around and around in your head. You may feel numb and unable to think clearly. You may get stuck in anger or sadness and unable to shake it off.
There are strategies you can do to manage this in-the-moment impact. Things you can do to deal with the stress while it is happening. There are also strategies you can use to build resilience in advance.