Our wellbeing is related to resilience. Wellbeing is the outcome of what to achieve as a healthy lifestyle and resilience is the how to achieve this.
If we aren’t prepared for adversity, our health can be affected by the way we respond in becoming more stressed or having an inability to cope with life’s challenges for example.
If we are prepared for adversity through building resilience skills, we can learn to take a different perspective and become better problem solvers, be more resourceful, be motivated to take positive action and have persistence to move forwards with less of a negative impact to our health.
Resilience includes focus on goals, stress management, achieving optimum health, being change ready, having persistence, motivation and critical thinking. To achieve life long health, you can learn to build resilience in all these areas using micro tasks of daily activities.
The brain learns new skills more quickly with regular practice as the connection between the Smart brain and Impulsive brain strengthens. The Smart brain is responsible for the creativity and strategic thinking. The Impulsive brain is responsible for emotional response, fear and the fight/flight response which automatically kicks in when the brain senses a threat.
Resilience activates the Smart brain and down regulates the Impulsive brain to enable the brain to think through options and problem solve to respond to adversity positively. The brain then sees challenges and setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow rather than barriers holding you back.
Resilience takes daily practice but has huge benefits. Learning how your brain works enables you to understand how you can change your perspective and response to adversity.
You are never too old to learn how to build resilience and it’s beneficial for everyone within various areas of your life:
Sense of Meaning & Purpose
Stress Management & Mindfulness
Critical Thinking & Prevention Skills
Motivation & Persistence
Connection & Relationships
Do you want to achieve life long health?
So what can you do to bring about some kind of balance in a busy work/home/study/family life?
Where do you start? What are your priorities? How do you know how to even decide what these are?
A busy mum with washing, ironing, cleaning, school runs, homework, study time, working, cooking supper and family commitments. The activities never end and there is always something to do.
Well, have you stopped to think about you for a change? When was the last time you made time for you? Maybe you think you have no time to even do this perhaps?
We all have the same amount of time in a day so you can choose to plan around what is important to you, change a process/way of doing daily tasks to make life easier for you. Why keep doing a task the same way if it isn’t working? Take monthly expenditure for example and cut costs (shop around for cheaper deals), cut back (reduce spending) or cut out (remove unnecessary spending) if needed.
How about switching everything on it’s head and thinking what would happen if you weren’t able to be there to do everything because you had burnt out and over committed yourself? Is it time to put regular time aside as a priority for you - a time for reflection, putting pen to paper about what you can do to look after yourself so you can:
1. do the things which are a priority
2. delegate tasks out to others
3. stop doing the things which do not add any value to your life - often the things we think we should/ought to do which are our self-defeating beliefs. Did you know you can overcome these thoughts?
Your well-being is key to a healthy sustainable lifestyle. Build positive changes into your life to create healthy habits.
There are four dimensions to well-being which will cause an imbalance in your life if you aren’t making time for each - body, mind, spirit and social. Check-in with yourself for assessing your overall well-being regularly to sustain a balance. Have a plan if you have a relapse back into old habits. Having a healthy body will give you a healthy mind. Set goals to achieve a healthy body and mind first, so you can then focus on making the positive changes towards living a life of purpose - do what you love, love what you do.
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Is there anything you would change in your life? What is your focus in life? Have you identified your values? Do you have a vision for a compelling future? Do you build your life around your strengths? Do you know what your strengths are?
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Finding your balance in life can be challenging especially with the everyday routine of life. However there is a way to discover for yourself how to achieve this.