A resilient mindset is not about “being strong.” It’s about the ability to stay grounded inside while flexibly integrating what is happening outside of us.
This week we tackle resilience from a mindset perspective. Here are a few quick tips:
- As high performers, being resilient means we stay flexible so we can adapt to change. We learn how to make the inside stronger than the environment around us. It’s important to clarify that a healthy, resilient mindset is not about “being strong.” It’s about the ability to stay grounded inside while flexibly integrating what is happening outside of us. We stay grounded despite what is happening. To do this we must be able to get granular with our emotions. This is the Emotional Intelligence 1.0 that we teach at Elite High Performance.
- Control what we can control. If you don’t have a morning or evening routine or if you had one but have veered off course, this is an area that gives the brain a boost because it establishes some predictability. Predictability gives our brain a shot at well-being. Autonomy and choice go a long way, even if it’s small choices about when you are going to bed, waking up, eating, getting outside, and working.
- Ask how can I conserve my energy right now? This puts you in a state of mind where you are thinking about how to nurture and manage the energy that you do have.
- Stay connected to others. Another way to cultivate resilience is by increasing relatedness and connection with others.
- Ask how can I find meaning in what I do? If we can cultivate some meaning and purpose in what we do it will make it lighter to carry the collective stress and upheaval that we have experienced in the last year.