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Personal Resilience - Capacity to Take on Next

From the Shifting Change: Insider Tips from Project Leaders Blog
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Today's world is influenced by change. Project managers and their organizations need to embrace and sometimes drive changes to keep up with the pace in highly competitive environments. In this blog, experienced professionals share their experiences, tips and tools to manage and exploit changes and take advantage of them. The blog is complimentary to the webinar series of the Change Management Community Team and is managed by the same individuals.

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Life is busy.  It constantly seems like there is more to do than hours in the day.  In an always on world, it is easy to run right past the signals telling us to recharge, until we are running on nothing but fumes.  Once we’ve reached the last of our energy reserves, we quickly understand that it will take quite a while to refill the tank. 

Consider these three things to maintain your energy reserves:

  • Reflect on your daily and weekly schedule
    • Is everything you are doing adding value?
    • If it isn’t adding value, would it have a harmful impact if you stopped doing it?
  • Participate in self-care activities regularly
    • If you participate regularly, good job, keep doing what you are doing.
    • If not, it’s important to remember that you are important.  If you aren’t functioning properly how can you care for others effectively?
  • Build and maintain a strong support network
    • To build your support network, start small. Reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, join a group, or volunteer. 
    • To maintain a support network, keep investing in your relationships.

Building and maintaining personal resilience can be challenging.  Meeting this challenge will allow you to have the capacity to take on whatever life throws your way. 

Life is busy.  It constantly seems like there is more to do than hours in the day.  This has a negative impact on your energy level.  Doing these three things can help you maintain the energy you need to take on next.


Posted by Ronald Sharpe on: December 10, 2019 11:16 AM | Permalink

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Inspirational and thoughtful reminders thank you Ronald!

Dear Ronald
Interesting reflection on the topic
Thanks for sharing

I agree.
We have to find balance in the 4 dimensions of our being: physical, emotional (relationship with us and relationship with others) Intellectual and Spiritual

Which of these dimensions should be in the center?

Which of these dimensions is what drives our lives?


Very relevant for our times, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Very interesting., thanks for sharing

Great insights Ronald, we need a constant reminder that we have to recharge.

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