5 Keys to Thriving
There are 5 essential areas of our life that, when we are highly satisfied in each of these areas, the happier we feel in our life overall.
- physical, mental, emotional
These are the keys to not just surviving, but full thriving. People who are excelling in all five areas are happier, more engaged, and more productive.
How would you rate (on a scale of 1-5, 1 = very dissatisfied, 5 = very satisfied) your level of satisfaction in these 5 areas of your life?
Resilience is an essential part of our overall emotional well-being, which is less about what happens to you in life and more about how you respond to what comes your way.
It’s about resilience. The biggest obstacle we face in building resiliency is STRESS – or so it seems. You have probably learned that stress is bad. But new studies are now showing that stress can be good and even “beautiful.”
Research has shown that short-term stress can actually enhance immune function and can also increase performance. What we don’t want is long-term stress. It’s “bad” stress, which is harmful to our health.
The Good Side of Stress
What can you do to prevent short-term stress from turning into more significant long-term problems?
One step that you can each take is to do the same, but differently (as in a more relaxed manner). To stay on the “good” side of stress, be kind to people, smile more often, intentionally choose to show others appreciation for their work, mentor a co-worker, offer an extra hand to someone on your team who is struggling, drive in the slow lane (just don’t be late for work), and learn something new each day that inspires you.
When you optimize your short-term stress, you strengthen your resiliency. A temporary increase in stress levels can be useful – and can be a great source of energy. The key is to offset short-term bouts of stress by engaging in things that recharge you.
Such as getting quality sleep, eating healthy food, moderate exercise, spending time with friends, practicing gratitude, and being kind to others and ourselves, as well as engage in restorative activities – things like meditation, yoga, music, art, and walking.
If you are struggling to manage the stress in your work life and you know you could benefit from designing a plan to reduce it. I invite you to connect with me so we can have a conversation about how you can increase your vitality and strengthen your resilience.
- What are your 3 BIGGEST work-life stressors?
- What are somethings you have done to try to manage your stress? Please share both what worked and didn’t work.
Book a time on my calendar for a complimentary career consultation session.
I look forward to helping you increase your resilience and ability to flourish in your life and at work