Daksha Patel 
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“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” – Tony Robbins 
Building Resilience 
Being resilient is about having a fully charged inner battery of energy so you can deal with whatever challenge and situation you are facing. No matter how big or small. 
 
James E Loehr author of Stress for Success said “High pressure is now a fact of life and a way of life. The only way to survive – and thrive – in today’s workplace is not to get rid of stress but to deepen your capacity to handle stress. This can happen only by exposing yourself to new levels of stress, developing a new response to stress and establishing a very special kind of mental, physical and emotional balance”. 
Inner Battery of Energy 
When the battery on your mobile phone shows that it’s running low, what do you normally do? Ok, so you start to panic if you don’t have your charger. If you do have access to it, then you are going to plug it in. 
 
When it comes to your inner battery of energy, how often do you check your own energy levels? What routines do you have in place to recharge your inner battery? 
 
When you are fully charged, you are able to handle your day to day challenges with more ease. You feel more composed emotionally, you make better decisions, you have focus, you feel calmer, confident and you perform at your best. 
 
Four Domains of Resilience 
There are 4 domains of resilience: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. On a day to day basis you are either renewing or depleting your energy levels in each of these domains. When the four domains are depicted as a venn diagram, all four domains overlap so they are inter- related. If you deplete more energy in one domain this will impact the other three domains. Some people are more resilient in one domain than others. For example, in the physical domain you may spend a lot of time exercising, yet little time in the other three domains. 
 
The domain where you waste a lot of unnecessary energy is the emotional domain. You may unconsciously spend a lot of time worrying, feeling anxious, inpatient or frustrated. These emotions will deplete your energy levels quickly. This is a bit like leaving your lights on in the car which will be draining your battery after you turn off the ignition. 
 
Activities that Build Your Resilience 
There are many activities that you can do that will build your inner battery of energy and resilience on daily basis: 
1. Spend time in the sun 
2. Exercise for 20 to 30 minutes 
3. Drink water 
4. Eat breakfast 
5. Meditate 
6. Mentally rehearse your day 
7. Plan your day the night before 
8. Prepare a grazing snack bag 
9. Listen to music on your daily commute 
10. Take a break after 60 to 90 minutes of work for 15 to 20 minutes 
11. Set aside time for family, friends and fun 
12. Spend time on non-work related hobbies 
13. Take supplements to top up your nutritional intake 
14. Get plenty of sleep 
 
Top Tip: 
When it comes to taking care of yourself, make it non-negotiable. 
 
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Over to You 
Please share any other activities not listed above by leaving a comment below. 
 
 
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