As certainty, security, and our ability to plan even small activities is further eroded in this pre-Covid Vaccine state, personal resilience becomes core to surviving stress.
I found this article very interesting as I personally focus on the following 3 main areas of this critical toolkit.
1. Cultivate more compassion
Firstly for ourselves and then for others! According to research, expressed and demonstrated compassion increases positive emotions, creates positive work relationships, and increases cooperation and collaboration.
2. Compartmentalise your cognitive load
Apparently we receive 11 million bits of information every second, but our brain can effectively process only 40 bits! So if we can’t reduce the amount of information we receive, we must compartmentalise doing certain tasks only at certain times, like we might with exercise – a sort of monotasking!
3. Exercise more mindfulness & get trained.
Social psychologists are finding that mindfulness predicts judgment accuracy and insight-related problem solving and the available online training can be fun and fulfilling!
What are your coping mechanisms for an increasingly stressful world?