Being able to manage pressure or stress, such as difficult working conditions, uncertainty, redundancy, over thinking and other complex and distressing issues, both in professional and personal realms, is part and parcel of our every day life.

However, at times this can be difficult to do especially if you experience prolonged pressure without respite or a series of difficult events. In addition, excessive pressure in one area, such as work, can impact negatively on our personal life, leading to a downward spiral of negatively and even possible burn out.

Developing resilience enhancing strategies is a step in the right direction to managing pressure more effectively. Some of the more common strategies include:

Overall, the key is to develop a resilience action plan in keeping with your own values, which you can implement on an everyday basis.