Resilience and Organizing

resilience and organizing




Resilience is the ability to bounce back, overcome obstacles, work through a problem, get back on your horse.


Fall down seven times………. get up eight.


There are times we feel that we can’t just get up that last time. That’s when resilience comes into play.  We have all experienced that feeling.  It’s a powerful combination of tenacity, flexibility, and resourcefulness.


We can build resilience.  By creating structure for your time, making connections with others, and  keeping an optimistic and hopeful perspective are all contributors to resilience.


Structure for your day should include taking good care of yourself. This way you have the physical ability to bounce back. This includes a good bedtime to get a good night’s rest, proper nutrition including lean protein,  and moderate exercise regularly.


Staying connected to others is important. The vitality of others makes you more energized too!  Ask for help when you are finding solutions to work through a problem and gather resources that will make that decision easier.  Be one to offer help and be about others in working to better the world around you, such as by volunteering or small acts of kindness.


Your perspective can make the biggest difference! In a recent speaking engagement, several audience members came up and mentioned that they realized they are MORE organized than they thought!  Optimism and positivity spring from gratitude. Find small ways you are grateful daily, whether it is writing in a journal or reviewing this mentally as you drive around town.  Joy and happiness can come from the smallest of moments, whether seeing a beautiful sun rise, smelling a fresh flower, spending time with a friend, or sitting quietly.  Bundle all of this together and out springs hope! That is when resiliency blooms!


Resilience is not only a matter of perspective, it’s also a matter of organizational strengths.  Having strong organizing skills makes it easier for you to be resilient.


If you are facing an obstacle  whether it’s organizing or not, what are your steps toward overcoming it and being resilient?


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3 replies
  1. Seana Turner
    Seana Turner says:

    I love that you say that resilience can be developed because it can! EVERYONE has times when we want to quit, when we just don’t think we can do it anymore… but we really are stronger than we think. And if we have put systems in place to carry us through those rough times, we certainly cope better. I think spending time and sharing with others who have been through similar circumstances can also help us be optimistic and see the light at the end of the tunnel!

  2. Janet Barclay
    Janet Barclay says:

    When I hit a brick wall with a project, it often helps just to set it aside and work on something else where I feel more competent. Sometimes all I need is to come back to it with fresh eyes and renewed confidence.

  3. Ellen Delap
    Ellen Delap says:

    @Seana ~ I agree that truly being around positivity and optomism creates new perspectives. a little tenacity goes a long way.

    @Janet ~ I do the same! I use “percolation time” to get me oer a hump.

    Thanks for sharing!

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