Building Resilience: The Power of Connection
Updated: 6 days ago
Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual.
Nonetheless, most lessons come from everyday challenges, tough situations, stress, sometimes trauma. Most people manage to get through all these by making use of a wonder trait – resilience.
The good news is that you can work on your resilience quotient intentionally, through discipline and practice, without having to go through difficult times, and better yet – to prepare yourself for these times.
Proactive action will take you a long way and help you develop other skills alongside resilience.
In the past 10+ years, I devoted much of my time and resources in developing a program destined to support those who want to build on their resilience and prepare for what life throws at them – from the little daily struggles to the big hits.
For the next six weeks, I will go through each part of the model to give you a glimpse of the importance and tips and tricks for each strategy.
As you may have guessed it from the title, today we’re talking about the art and science of true CONNECTION.
We are sociable beings – no matter how much of an introvert you might think you are, if this past year taught us anything it is that we all have a deep need for meaningful connection.
And this intrinsic need will be manifested on both your and your family/friends’ side, even though you might not express it similarly.
Here’s a few things you can do to develop your connection with others:
1. Get Involved!
Become a volunteer for a cause you believe in. Check if your neighborhood has some groups to support people in need. Many not for profit organizations can always use volunteers and you will meet other like-minded individuals.
If your profession has an association, become active, join a committee or consider becoming a Board member.
2. Send Links with Interesting “Stuff”.
Look for articles, videos or pictures that your contacts might appreciate. Share it with them and be sure tell them why the link made you think of them or how you thought it would be useful. Be careful not to over-do it.
3. Be Genuine.
In this crazy world of mobile phones and virtual relationships, time seems to fly by, and it’s easy to lose touch with the important people in our lives. Take the time to be yourself and make real connections with others.