In order to regulate stress, battle burnout, and improve well-being, you have to intentionally build your psychological immune system. If it is not possible to reduce the “threat”, you have to increase your sense of safety. Every time your brain gets a signal of safety, it replenishes your psychological immune system.
To find and retain great talent, foster diversity and inclusion in new and different ways, and reshape the employee experience, we will need to up-skill, reskill, and revamp the way we work. Regardless of industry, employees, leaders, and teams are going to need greater resilience, grit, and agility to navigate it all.
Thanks to our negativity bias, the chances are pretty high that you naturally default to the negative. When those negative thoughts become obsessive, you are stuck in rumination.
My wonder woman litmus test has changed a bit. I now know that true courage means you are afraid, and you show up anyway. Our real secret weapons are kindness, gratitude, and finding peace and joy where we are. You don’t have to bake the perfect cookie or flawlessly balance the competing demands on your time and attention. Just be the best YOU you can be.
You have an energy tank, much like your gas tank. Everything you do either adds energy or depletes it. Energy management is more than reducing negative energy, it’s about increasing positive energy as well. Doing things that make you smile, bring you joy, and support your physical and mental well-being fill up your tank.