Developing our ability to remain resilient as professionals is key to a successful career. Within the healthcare system you will be exposed to lots of different positive and negative career stressors. Career stressors can come from a range of different sources. For example, you might be faced with a challenging client, experience large organisational change, or struggle with increased responsibility following a promotion.
Being able to positively overcome career challenges, and adapt to changing environments, will keep you moving towards your career goals. Resilience is an individual, multidimensional, process consisting of both personal and environmental factors. Resilience can be learned and developed over time.
- Focus on what you love about your job rather than what you hate about it
- Adopt a growth mindset
- Don’t compare yourself to others. Instead, reflect on what you can learn from them
- Accept change as a constant
- Be flexible with your career goals
- Understand that errors are a normal part of the learning process
- Enhance your emotional insight
- Practice reflection and self-awareness
- Identify your own warning signs that you are becoming too stressed
- Move through strong emotions
- Proactively manage stress
- Focus on elements that can be controlled
- Engage in problem-solving strategies
- Develop and connect with support networks
- Engage with your Employee Assistance Program or seek professional support if you need it. For more information, visit:
You can do your own search for apps that might help you enhance your emotional insight and wellbeing, proactively manage stress and continue personal growth. Here are some examples below:
The MindShift app can help you to develop awareness of your anxiety triggers and early warning signs of anxiety. The app offers CBT based tools that may help you manage your anxiety and help to build your resilience.
Daylio is a mood and activity tracking app that can help to develop self-awareness. You might be able to identify what activities build your resilience and what activities are challenging for you to manage. Tracking your mood over time can also help to identify when you may require some extra support.