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Resilience...The Alchemy of transforming life's stresses and adversities into opportunities for growth and joy
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How The Most Successful People Conquer Burnout

How The Most Successful People Conquer Burnout | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Here’s the scariest thing about burnout: It’s easy not to see it coming when you’re doing something you’re passionate about.

After several years of head-down-focused work, day in and day out, you’ll start to feel the rigorous training you’ve forced your body to adopt has taken a toll. You’ll either push through or hit the wall hard. The most successful people have all dealt with this life-work challenge at some point. Below, seven of them share what they did to reset and recover.

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Personal stories are one of the best learning tools.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:48 PM

Burnout is the scariest thing that can happen to anyone including dedicated professionals. This might happen at any time although the most predictable time would be when you are well into your job. One of the causative factors is stress, and pressure to perform multiple tasks, graveyard shifts, and narrow deadlines. The curse of multitasking has made us even more susceptible to burnout!

antonio velardo's curator insight, November 1, 2014 6:13 PM

"Here’s the scariest thing about burnout: It’s easy not to see it coming when you’re doing something you’re passionate about."  This is SO TRUE!!!!

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The Art of Self-Renewal: A Timeless 1964 Field Guide to Keeping Your Work and Your Soul Vibrantly Alive

The Art of Self-Renewal: A Timeless 1964 Field Guide to Keeping Your Work and Your Soul Vibrantly Alive | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
"The self-renewing man … looks forward to an endless and unpredictable dialogue between his potentialities and the claims of life -- not o

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This is one book everyone needs to read not tomorrow - Today! 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:46 PM

John W. Gardner's book is a gem!!! 


I also recommend that you read a speech given by John W. Gardner that I Scooped earlier: Personal renewal.  

David Hain's curator insight, October 23, 2014 10:08 AM

"The renewal of societies and organizations can go forward only if someone cares. Apathy and lowered motivation are the most widely noted characteristics of a civilization on the downward path." ~ John W. Gardner

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The Contrarians on Stress: It Can Be Good for You

The Contrarians on Stress: It Can Be Good for You | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Studies indicate that stress can be stimulating and healthy, and that boredom can have the same effects as having too much to do.
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Good article because provides a good balance and perspective on stress. 

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Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
To be at your peak, don’t work so much.
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Our basic idea is that the energy employees bring to their jobs is far more important in terms of the value of their work than is the number of hours they work. By managing energy more skillfully, it’s possible to get more done, in less time, more sustainably. In a decade, no one has ever chosen to leave the company. Our secret is simple — and generally applicable. When we’re renewing, we’re truly renewing, so when we’re working, we can really work.

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Americans Are Too Afraid And Stressed To Take Days Off From Work

Americans Are Too Afraid And Stressed To Take Days Off From Work | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
American workers are too scared to go on vacation.

About 40 percent of us don't plan on using all of our paid time off this year, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the U.S. Travel Association and GfK, a market research firm. The surv...
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to live resiliently requires that we balance work with rest and relaxation. In American we worship organizations, but I find them resistant to scientific evidence that counters the methods they believe will improve productivity and motivation - very unfortunate for all involved.

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.
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Great description of the brains two part attentional system, which provides the science behind why taking a break is productive. Now if could get my clients to trust that they will be more productive and creative by taking their vacation and to bury their blackberry in the sand! 

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Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.
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Very information and essential information for organizational HR, EPA and supervisors. Stress is one of the top three reasons behind workplace accidents, injuries, illness and poor performance. 

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25 minutes of meditating eases stress - Futurity

25 minutes of meditating eases stress - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Even brief sessions of mindfulness meditation—25 minutes for three consecutive days—can help people cope with stressful situations.
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What's In Your (Resiliency) Bank Account

What's In Your (Resiliency) Bank Account | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
One thing you can count on is life being a mix of good times, bad times, joy, and sorrow. None of us can predict what tomorrow will bring. Consider the tragedies our nation, communities, and families...
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Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognitive Functions

Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognitive Functions | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
This insightful article from the Institute of HeartMath explores how experience persistent or high levels of stress can diminished memory and cognitive processes.
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The key is positive emotions!

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4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People

4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
When the going gets tough, what makes some bounce back while others fizzle out? Firing the naysayers in your head, surrounding yourself with a board...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 28, 2014 8:54 AM

the importance of resilience cannot be overemphasized!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:03 AM

Excellent Scoop by Ricard Lloria here.  I agree with the full article and here is my favorite section, as I am finding this to be true.  The more I see the less I know...  


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3. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE NOT KNOWING


Kathleen Harren has progressed from director of nursing, to chief nurse executive, to regional director of the Nursing Institute at the Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif.


She believes in order to progress everyone needs “to [be able to] speak on any particular issue without being fully prepared. To be flexible and articulate and confident enough,” even when you don’t know everything, because “we can’t know everything.”


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Larry Glover's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:32 PM

A good list in a short article on staying resilient amidst life's challanges.

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

RT @gould_nathan: Why the pursuit of meaning may be better for you than the pursuit of happiness... http://t.co/48ojQLFnNe


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Happiness is fleeting. Just ask any stock broker after they get their bonus. A few weeks done the road the glow is gone and now its about how can I get an even bigger bonus. Meaning and resiliency are interwoven and have permanence.

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How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014 | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The key to accomplishing more at work isn't working more. It's working smarter. Here are 10 tips for using your precious mental energy wisely.

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Who couldn't use a few tips!!!

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Larry Glover's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:04 AM

Great practical tips for more effective practical performance.

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The Problem With Positive Thinking - NYTimes.com

The Problem With Positive Thinking - NYTimes.com | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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In Jim Collin's book from "Good To Great" it talks about the Stockdale Paradox, which was a characteristic of effective leaders. It is named after Admiral Stockdale who was a prisoner of war in Viet Nam. Realistic Optimism is a much more effective and success way of approaching life's challenges and to living a resilient life.

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Is your boss making you sick?

Is your boss making you sick? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Besides causing employees to dread work, a bad boss — someone who is inept, hypercritical or a blame-thrower — can have a negative effect on others' physical and mental well-being.
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For years you've been saying how your boss makes you sick. Well here's evidence that you were right. Bad bosses, and there are still a few out there, erode your resiliency and leave employees vulnerable not to just common alignments, but also high blood pressure and heart attacks.

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Exercise added to chemo shrinks tumors faster - Futurity

Exercise added to chemo shrinks tumors faster - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
After only two weeks, exercise and chemotherapy shrink tumors in mice more than just chemotherapy alone.
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We can creatively think of 1001 excuses why we can exercise today, but there is no denying it; it is one of the most potent and effective ways to build one's resiliency and longevity. 

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Playing Outside Supports Children's Spirituality

Playing Outside Supports Children's Spirituality | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Conscious Living TV was founded in 2007 to raise the consciousness of the planet through media. From eco-fashion and organic vegetarian cuisine to luxury green travel, spirituality and natural health – our goal is to highlight the best in sustainable living, and feature the people, places and pioneers that are changing the world for the better.
Tom Wojick's insight:

To live a resilient life is to find a sense of spirituality and meaning. There isn't a better way to build and touch one's spirit than to connect with nature.

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Just Thinking You Slept Poorly Can Hurt Your Performance

Just Thinking You Slept Poorly Can Hurt Your Performance | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Do away with those gadgets that track your sleep! They may be hurting your performance.

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'Virtual visits' lower stress for kids in the hospital - Futurity

'Virtual visits' lower stress for kids in the hospital - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Technology that lets hospitalized kids visit family and friends via the internet can lower stress, which may help them recover faster.
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I think this finding is consistent with one factor that is a characteristic of resilient people, which is that they have a strong social support system. Resilient individuals typically are not Lone Ranger's. I hope that hospitals provide the technology for kids who can't afford IPads.  

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5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently

5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

back Humans have a remarkable capacity for resilience. Over and over, we hear stories of people who, after trauma and adversity, pick themselves up, put the pieces back together, and go on with their lives.

But for many, there's a place beyond recovery...

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This article points out that higher levels of resiliency require the ability to not only bounce back, but more importantly to bounce forward.

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To get creative, get walking - Futurity

To get creative, get walking - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Walking, indoors or out, can boost creative inspiration by as much as 60 percent, new research shows.
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When your boss stops you and asks,"Why aren't you at your desk?". Tell him your trying to find a creative solution to make him money. 

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Larry Glover's curator insight, May 20, 2014 10:39 AM

How can we be creatively, or wildly, resilient if we are not embodied? My experience is that anything, qi gong-dancing-yoga..., anything that brings me more into my body boosts my creativity. Other research demonstrates, contrary to this study, creativity benefits to time spent outdoors. It will be interesting as research flushes this out further.

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Is Chronic Stress the New Normal?

Is Chronic Stress the New Normal? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
For many of us, a good day means that we stayed on schedule, worked through deadlines, and completed the day’s responsibilities. Apart from a few frustrations and hassles, most of what we do doesn’t seem all that stressful to us. We’ve gotten use...
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Great article with very helpful resources and references!

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Top 10 Best Exercises to Keep You Healthy and Fit

Top 10 Best Exercises to Keep You Healthy and Fit | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better — the gym scene can be intimidating. Just having to walk by treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you head straight back home to the couch. However, it’s not necessary to spend four hours in the gym every day to feel and see a marked improvement to your overall health. What is necessary, however, is to make sure that you are maximizing your time — even if is far less than four hours per day.

 

The focus of this article is exercise — the 10 favorite, most effective ones to reach your goals. Obviously, any exercise program depends on the underlying health status of the participant. Be certain that your health is appropriate for exercise prior to attempting a new program.

 


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Physical resilience is a core component of whole-being resiliency. I found through personal experience that these 10 exercises strengthen my physical resilience and contribute to living a resilient life.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 3, 2014 12:19 PM

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Jim Rohn


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10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm

10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at m...
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Not only do these actions and strategies keep you calm they reduce stress and strenghten your resiliency.

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6 Ways Being Mindful Can Make You a Better Leader

6 Ways Being Mindful Can Make You a Better Leader | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Behind the latest buzzword are practical keys to help you gain clarity and control. These 6 simple tips can help you bring mindfulness to your business.
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Practical is the key word. Easy to do -just do it.

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