Living Resilient
2.7K views | +2 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Tom Wojick
onto Living Resilient
Scoop.it!

The Scientific Way To Stay Sane Under Stress

The Scientific Way To Stay Sane Under Stress | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Are you sometimes so stressed, you feel as if you're going insane? Use these 6 tips and science-based tools to keep stress out of your life and away from your business.
more...
No comment yet.
Living Resilient
Resilience...The Alchemy of transforming life's stresses and adversities into opportunities for growth and joy
Curated by Tom Wojick
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Personal and Corporate Branding
Scoop.it!

How to Create a Mindset That Will Help You to Adapt to Anything

How to Create a Mindset That Will Help You to Adapt to Anything | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
While it’s good to have aspirations for change, what many overlook is the role our inner psychology — our mindsets — play in making change possible. Unless we are open to shifting our mindsets, our…

Via Oliver Durrer, massimo facchinetti
Tom Wojick's insight:

There is a faulty belief that resiliency is something you are born - you either have or you don't. Resiliency is much more a mindset than we realize.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Leadership Think Tank
Scoop.it!

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030  | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 report concludes that machines are not a threat to future jobs, but our research is different.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Aki Puustinen
Tom Wojick's insight:

This article at its core is about resiliency. How does one assess the future and develop the resiliency to pursue and persist in the future.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Personal and Corporate Branding
Scoop.it!

How to Build Your Resilience

How to Build Your Resilience | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Importantly, resilience is an acquired skill, which means whether you sink or swim is actually dependent on a skill that can be taught and learned over time.

Via Stefano Principato, massimo facchinetti
Tom Wojick's insight:

In today's world resiliency should be a  competency that and taught from pre-school and throughout life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Boost Your Happiness: 10 Mindfulness Tips for Busy People - Tiny Buddha

Boost Your Happiness: 10 Mindfulness Tips for Busy People - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you've been extra busy and can't find time to meditate, try one of these simple mindfulness practices to boost your happiness.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Some interesting tips and suggestions that usually to make mindfulness lists.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
You may surprise yourself and find good in the bad.
Tom Wojick's insight:

It's amazing how these two sentences can restore a sense of strength and confidence (resilience) to our mind and body. With minor tweaks these same sentences can be used in our personal lives as well.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate

Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you find seated meditation challenging, but you need help letting go of worries, stress, tension, and painful memories from the past, this may help.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Our brains are wired to be anxious - its how we survived. But learning to moderate our anxiety in a crazy world is critical in maintaining our resiliency. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Organisation Development
Scoop.it!

The psychology of living environments

The psychology of living environments | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Thoreau discovered that in order to create space in the mind for seeing ‘the new’, we best immerse ourselves in living environments. He found when people are surrounded by ‘man-made’ things, in ‘man-made’ environments, it seemingly inhibited their ability to see, and respond to, what could be meaningful and different in our world.
Fast forward to today, and neuroscientists are starting to put rigor behind Thoreau’s philosophical observations. Indeed, their scientific research makes a compelling case for rethinking the design of our buildings and places.

Via David Hain
Tom Wojick's insight:

When we connect with nature we become increasingly aware of what resiliency is and how to incorporate it into how we live.

more...
David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 4:03 AM

Design has a big place in organisation development!

Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Accountability: The Key to Reaching Your Goals

Accountability: The Key to Reaching Your Goals | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Plenty of people set goals, but far fewer are actually willing to declare their goals in a way that sets them up for success. The key to that success? Accountability.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

If It Brings You Joy, It's Not “Wasting Time”

If It Brings You Joy, It's Not “Wasting Time” | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter if you're any good at it, and it's not "wasting time." If it's something that brings you joy, it's worth incorporating into your life.
Tom Wojick's insight:

When I was runner I remember listening to George Sheehan share the following advice that I still try to follow today (paraphrase): Never lose the animal part of you - stay healthy and exercise. Always be the artist you are - Put your heart and soul into everything you do and never let the child within you die - experience the joy and participate in the fun the world graces you with everyday.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Positive futures
Scoop.it!

This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans

This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was not yet famous.
He had yet to meet Johnny Depp, who would become one of his closest friends. He had yet to write Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his most well-known novel. He hadn’t even discovered his personal style of reporting that would found the movement known as ‘gonzo journalism’.
He was, after all, only 22 years old.
Here’s what Hunter S. Thompson did do in 1958… He wrote a letter to a friend. But it wasn’t just any letter. It’s one of the most profound pieces on how to live that I have ever read.

Via David Hain
Tom Wojick's insight:

I was captivated by this letter written by American author Hunter Thompson to a friend. Most of all because he speaks to the Hallmarks of Relationship - Centered Leadership; Authenticity, Purpose, Presence, Resilience, Moral Courage and Trustworthiness. I found it encouraging, helpful and refreshing in moment in our history that may present challenges to finding our direction.

more...
David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:08 AM

Meet the Great Gonzo! And more importantly, read his musings on how to live a life of purpose! Brilliant!

Tom Wojick's comment, January 3, 11:17 AM
Thanks for this David it's a great read and resource.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

How to Set New Year's Goals You'll Actually Enjoy Pursuing

How to Set New Year's Goals You'll Actually Enjoy Pursuing | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
I hope this piece helps you go after your goals this year with a renewed sense of vitality and excitement. I have a feeling it will!
Tom Wojick's insight:

Living a resilient life requires exploring, pursuing and growing. Its about going deeper, its not always about more. The concept and process of setting compass goals can is way of strengthening and deepening resileincy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

The Woodland Cure

Why a good walk may just be the answer to all that ails you
Tom Wojick's insight:

187 scientific studies support and confirm that mindfulness-based practices significantly reduced depression, stress and anxiety and improved quality of life. If you want to improve your resiliency take a walk in the woods!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Organisation Development
Scoop.it!

The 5 Muscles You Need To Exercise For A Functionally Fit Culture

The 5 Muscles You Need To Exercise For A Functionally Fit Culture | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
During the first half of 2014, I trained for and ran two half-marathons, back-to-back. This was a huge achievement for me as for the first time in my life, I didn’t get out of breath just from climbing stairs. Finally, I had become the holy grail of “fit”.
Shortly after the second half-marathon, I moved house. On moving day, I got up bright and early to load the crammed boxes into the van.  However, as I went to carry the first box, I found I couldn’t lift it. But I was so fit, I’d just run two half-marathons – what happened?! Well, it turns out, not all exercise is created equal. Although I had strong legs and stamina, my arms had not been trained at all, so I was weak as a kitten in my upper body. I was not what is known as functionally fit.
Functional fitness is the concept of linking exercise back to everyday movements found in daily life so that you can sense and respond to any external force or challenge that may come your way. For example, lifting boxes, running for the bus and dodging pedestrians.
This is the same type of strength needed in organisations if they are to thrive in the 21st century. Large corporations have traditionally been good at developing the structures and practices to enable efficient and predictable results, but this is the equivalent of just jogging on a treadmill every day. This worked when external conditions were stable and could be predicted. But what happens if you have to run outside, on unknown terrain, at varying speeds and with potential obstacles? Jogging on a treadmill doesn’t prepare you for a more uncertain and complex environment.
You must encourage and nurture certain attributes in order to have a culture that can thrive in unpredictable conditions. As part of our recent Digital Transformation Barriers Report, we have analysed best practice cultures and drawn on our experience with clients and our own teams to define these. These are the five muscles of your culture that must be exercised so that your organisation is functionally fit, and primed to respond to changing market dynamics:

Via David Hain
more...
David Hain's curator insight, December 1, 2016 9:56 AM

Culture levers to focus on for a digitally transformed future? How will your organisation manage them?

Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Improving Physical Health and Well-Being at Work: Avoiding the Dangers of Sitting Down

Improving Physical Health and Well-Being at Work: Avoiding the Dangers of Sitting Down | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Discover how encouraging health and fitness can improve the working lives of you and your team, and boost productivity and performance in your organization.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Good advice and managers need to encourage their employees to take the time for their well-being; they well get improved performance.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Reducing Stress to Lead Change Successfully

Reducing Stress to Lead Change Successfully | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The success and failure of change is interlaced with the complexity of stress. Is reducing stress and managing change possible for leaders?
Tom Wojick's insight:

Change and stress; aren't they synonymous? If you're awake you cannot not be affected by change and the stress that typically accompanies it. Hurricanes, earthquakes, threats of nuclear war, fires, starvation and social injustice and inequality.  Everyday leadership is essential in these moments and  learning about change and stress are vital life and leadership skills.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

A Grateful Day - 2017 Video Preview - Gratefulness.org

A Grateful Day - 2017 Video Preview - Gratefulness.org | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The beautiful, updated video "A Grateful Day" with Br. David Steindl-Rast will be available for viewing, in full, on World Gratitude Day, 9/21/17
Tom Wojick's insight:

Resiliency is experienced and strengthen when we are able to live and be grateful for every moment in our day and life. Every moment is opportunity to learn from.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Four steps to stop it.
Tom Wojick's insight:

I remember in the seventies there was some concern about how we would adjust to increased leisure and less time doing work  the fruits of technology). Well somehow we messed this vision up. Not only do we spend more time working, we are also more stressed. Here are few good ways to mange pressure before it becomes stress. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Wise Leadership
Scoop.it!

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent — MyScienceAcademy

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent — MyScienceAcademy | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos of awe-inspiring landscapes, they used the slogan “Silence, Please”.


Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Andreas Christodoulou, Wilfried Andral, malek, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Create Wise Leader
Tom Wojick's insight:

The sounds of silence are indeed important. Learning to befriend silence in a world that is constantly bombarding us with noise requires practice.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 27, 1:15 PM
Just to be is essential. I discovered that meditation and silence helped me as a teacher in unpredictable ways.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Rethinking What Really Matters: The Four Most Important Things in Life - Tiny Buddha

Rethinking What Really Matters: The Four Most Important Things in Life - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Of course we all have our own unique goals and values, but these four things are amongst the most important for all of us.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Here's what you've been looking for - the four most important things in life. Now that you have the answers what's plan to put them into action?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results - Tiny Buddha

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Simplicity is the key to creating anything good in the world. Simplify, slow down, and clear your mind and you'll get better results.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Resiliency doesn't mean that you have more energy to multi-task - it means you have the wisdom to slow down and simplify. The opposite is the road to burn-out.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you harshly criticize yourself when you stumble or struggle, try this simple 5-second habit to rewire your brain to be kinder.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Its hard to listen to criticism. Most people avoid feedback and have anxiety before a performance review. I think one of the most uncomfortable comments is, "I'd like to give you some feedback." But did you ever consider that your harshest critic may be you? Sometimes the most damaging and destructive criticism comes from a voice inside.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Don't put off self-care for later. Later will never come. We have to make time now for what's important, and self-care needs to be you priority.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Living a resilient life requires a great deal of self-care. Don't confuse self-care with selfishness or self-contentedness!  This article and story outlines how one person developed a practice of self-care.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

8 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Get (or Stay) in Shape

8 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Get (or Stay) in Shape | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
When you're in shape you feel strong in mind & body, good in your skin, capable of doing whatever you want to do, and ready for whatever life throws at you.
Tom Wojick's insight:

If one of your 2017 compass goals is to strengthen your resiliency practice these 8 helpful ways to build your physical resiliency.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tom Wojick
Scoop.it!

Young runners have stronger brain connections - Futurity

Young runners have stronger brain connections - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Past research on exercise and cognition has focused on older adults. New work finds greater functional connectivity in the brains of young runners.
Tom Wojick's insight:

It's very tough to find the right activities and sports that are healthy physically , emotionally and socially for our children. Here's some research that shows that choosing running improves brain functioning and reduces stress.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Tom Wojick from Positive futures
Scoop.it!

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Emotions give us clues about how to respond to things happening in our environment: Is he dangerous? Does she love me? Can I trust him?
But can we trust our perceptions as we travel around the globe? Can Japanese tourists identify threatening people in Canada? Can a man from Saudi Arabia tell the difference between anger and disgust in Argentina?
A long line of research suggests the answer is basically “yes”—humans appear to express certain fundamental emotions through universal facial expressions that are usually recognizable to people from other cultures. This seems to be true even across cultures that have had little or no exposure to each other.
But, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the theory of the “universality” of emotions may be missing something important. Their findings suggest that culture could play a stronger role than previously thought in how emotions are expressed and recognized. The paper has sparked a scientific debate about the interaction of biology and culture in shaping the expression of human emotion—and raised questions about what we all might have in common.

Via David Hain
Tom Wojick's insight:

Emotions express themselves in many ways.

more...
David Hain's curator insight, December 1, 2016 7:11 AM

The role of culture and biology in universal recognition symbols - very interesting read.