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  • RESILIENCE

    IN TIMES OF COVID-19

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RESILIENCE

29 August 2020

IN TIMES OF COVID-19

This term has been more used lately to afront the current situation that the world is experiencing because of COVID-19. This term can be used in a personal way but also as a strategy so that companies and their workers can cope with these times in the best way.

Applied to the workplace, resilience is focused on the ability of a worker to respond to the pressure and demands that derive from the responsibilities of their job position. This could be understood as the ability to cope with adversity and the ability to adapt to achieve set goals.

In the workplace, a person is exposed to constant stress, anxiety, pressure from the bosses, among other circumstances that affect the performance and health of the person. Here are some tips to help you face your work activities with resilience:

- Celebrate your achievements: Set realistic goals and objectives, divided into simpler tasks. Review your progress every day or every week and celebrate your achievements. Congratulate yourself on the progress made. By creating this habit, you will learn to focus on the positive things and not just on the mistakes and failures.

- Don't take anything personal: Try to see that rejections are not attacks on you and learn something from each rejection or mistake made. Use the challenges to learn and cultivate new skills and choose to react well to the obstacles that come your way.

- Cultivate a good relationship with your colleagues: Just as it is important to maintain a good work environment to increase productivity, it is also necessary to maintain a good relationship with your colleagues. You will spend much of your day with them, so creating a culture of cooperation is key. Not only will it help you to have a better day, but you will also be able to lean on each other when challenges and obstacles arise. In addition, building trust in your team will also help keep things in perspective and not panic over bad situations.

- Learn to manage stress and changes: Identify negative thoughts that cause you stress and stop them every time they arise. Also, identify sources of stress and, if possible, minimize them. Practicing positive thinking in stressful situations will help you cultivate resilience and see difficult situations as opportunities for growth.