EMBRACE LIFE’S SCARY MOMENTS
I was recently in Idaho and its beautiful mountains and I wanted to tell you about a risk that I took. I am not typically an adventurous person but I knew we were coming up to the mountains so I rented a Jeep! I was so excited! The first time we went up this bumpy road it was so scary. We curved through the mountains with cliffs off the side and my stomach was clenched, because I was so afraid.
And it reminds me of life. The first time we do a lot of things can be very scary. I mean, the road was bumpy and we were jostled around everywhere and that’s what life is like. It’s bumpy and scary. But we came up here two more times because we had so much fun, and this time it’s not scary, it was so much more fun.
How many times in life do we have a negative experience and simply shut ourselves down to it because it’s uncomfortable?
So this Tuesdays #TruthBomb is that you must keep trying new things, be adventurous, and yes, also be uncomfortable. Because that’s where you grow.
Make it a great week!
We live in a world where we are bombarded with information, saturated with stimulation, and overloaded with deadlines, tasks, and deliverables. Demanding schedules, competing priorities, and a never ending list of to-do’s have made stress and burnout common place. Stress is the leading cause of heart disease, depression, anxiety, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a whole host of other ailments, and it has literally become a public health epidemic.
Resilience Training & Productivity
The good news is that research has found a way to help combat the many challenges associated with stress, and companies that practice this are more productive, more profitable, and higher performing as a result. More and more organizations are turning to resilience training to help their employees manage stress, navigate change, and overcome obstacles and setbacks.
Resilience Is A Skill That Can Be Learned
Resilience is not a personality trait but rather a set of skills and habits that can be developed and honed, and there are skills, behaviors, and attitudes that can be learned. For example, research has consistently shown a link between job satisfaction and the degree to which managers express gratitude to employees. Gratitude affects your brain at a neurological level, producing serotonin and dopamine (the brain’s feel good neurotransmitters), and reduces cortisol (our stress & “fight or flight” response). Practicing mindfulness has been found to significantly impact and improve the part of the brain responsible for memory, attention, and emotional regulation.
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This is a resilience revolution, and it starts with you!
Anne Grady is a Speaker, Author, and #TruthBomb Dropper.
Anne shares practical strategies that can be applied both personally and professionally to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. And she’ll make you laugh while she does it. Anne is a two time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company and Inc. magazines, CNN, ESPN, and FOX Business. She is the best selling author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work and Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience and Triumph.