Last week, I presented about Resilience in the workplace. With lockdown and uncertainty for the future, it is important that we remain resilient as a workforce. A resilient workforce means happy and healthy staff that drives quality, has high retention, high client satisfaction and profitability. So, what is resilience? Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. When you are resilient, you can reframe stress positively, you deal with life in a more calm and positive way and are more likely to achieve your work and life goals. Imagine being so resilient, your days are positive, empowered, confident and, most importantly, fulfilled. Sounds good, right?
Being resilient is not necessarily a personality trait. You can learn to be resilient and take action to build your resilience. Simple things to do include:
Get enough sleep
Take breaks and relax
Take a moment to reflect on your thoughts - are they positive or negative? You can always find positives in any negative situation
See difficulties as a challenge that you can overcome, rather than impossible to deal with
Write down your goals and make them SMART (Specific, Measureable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely)
Build self-confidence by attending training courses or just by doing more of what you love
Build strong relationships and get connected to your friends, family and colleagues to build your support network
How Reiki can build resilience
Reiki - a form of energy healing - can help you deal with everyday life in a calmer and more positive way, which builds resilience. At VolkerWessels, I run a Reiki weekly programme, where staff can attend a Reiki session over MS Teams. Staff have fed back a reduction in stress, less anxiety, more energy, good night's sleep, and, amazingly, a shift in mindset to a more positive and resilient one.
"I have found the Reiki sessions immensely important as a means to alleviate the pressures of the working week, which have increased during the pandemic.
I strongly recommend the sessions because they also promote a special unity between all participants, as the sessions are attended by colleagues from across the whole VWUK Group of businesses"
Simon Gallagher, Commercial Director, VolkerRail
Building resilience is about reframing how we see events, people and experiences as well as building connections and my Reiki sessions help with this. If you would like to find out more about what Reiki is and get to experience this energy, as well as how it works in the workplace, register for the free webinar hosted by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 6:30pm.
More information and registration (free for CIOB members and non-members) is available here - Reiki for your wellbeing and the workplace [CIOB website].