Stress Resilience During Covid-19

We all have strengths and weaknesses. Both are with us in times of stress. No one has a stress-free life. We don’t manage stress by avoiding it. We manage by responding effectively and finding our way to be happy, healthy, and whole. That’s resilience.

How can you tap into your resilience to cope and even thrive despite setbacks, barriers, or limited resources?

The threat:
• The Covid-19 virus
• Fear and Anxiety

Your response to the threat:
Be resilient. Resilience is the measure of how much you want something and how much you are willing and able to overcome obstacles to get it.

What are my options?

Keep it simple. This is not the time to tackle major changes. We do need to find some healthy ways to adapt to this new world.

1. Develop a Resilient Mindset
2. Develop Resilient Habits
3. Develop a Structure

1) Develop a Resilient Mindset

LOOK for OPPORTUNITIES that are unique to you. Look for opportunities that give you a sense of control over at least some aspects of your life.

2) Develop Resilient Habits

“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you

are going to do right now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”

― Will Durant

Most of us are now working from home and many of you have children and family to look after. This is a big adjustment and we can easily become overwhelmed. This is an opportunity to build in some self-care habits.

Selfcare practices don’t need to take a lot of time or money. Do something you enjoy like walking, reading, listening to music, enjoying a cup of tea or taking a warm bath.

The method to build resilience is to focus on these basic self-care habits:

Other supportive, healthy self-care habits include things like:

3) Develop a Structure

Structure helps us feel more in control and productive. Build a new plan, structure or schedule, that in addition to your work, includes taking care of yourself.

Your plan may include things like:

Apps to help you build resilience and ease stress:

Recommended Self-Care Book:

Recommended Video:

You and your friends and family will have your own ideas. Share!

Find your resilient self. Do the best you can. Keep it simple.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a complimentary conversation my email is

Colleen Rooney, Adler Certified Professional Coach, ICF PCC  416-427-0397
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