A Few of the Resilience Recipes That Folk Sent Yesterday Plus a Model to Help you Build Your Personal Resilience.

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed.

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Yesterday I posted a shout out for Resilience Recipes. Thought I'd share a few of them with folk today. Thanks especially to Cat Hase for getting the recipes flowing on LI

  • When I’m feeling stressed and raggedy and there’s too much going on - I stop and tidy my space/ environment up a bit - it helps me become grounded again and slows/quietens down the niggly inner voices
  • When I'm tired and run down - I remember that plants go through cycles where they slow down and rest to enable them to bloom beautifully when the time is right - this reminds me that I don't have to be on top form all the time
  • When I feel overwhelmed - I call a close friend or sister - just saying it out loud is sometimes enough to bring things into perspective.
  • When I feel mentally exhausted - I binge watch boxsets - It helps my brain get totally absorbed in something else so I can't hear the tired thoughts.
  • When I feel frustrated - I cry it out - releasing the tension helps

We all face  challenges from time to time and need to step back and regenerate. When we share what's going on for us and what helps us focus and move on, it can help other's who may not yet have a toolkit of things to call on.

In my work with clients we often touch on resilience, I particularly like the Roffey park Resilience model which I share below.It's a useful tool to check in with from time to time. Hope it helps you.

Are there any areas where things need a bit of attention for you right now?


Sandra Whiles

Director, Sandra Whiles Coaching Ltd

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. I love my work as a coach, helping people, organisations, groups, teams and partnerships succeed and supporting small businesses to transform their ideas into reality. All of my work is grounded in a coaching approach and builds on my experience and success in shaping and leading individuals, teams, organisations and partnerships over many years. Before setting up my business in 2016, I worked for 35 years in the public sector. My last job was as Chief Executive for Blaby District Council in Leicestershire, described as "a great council" by the LGA in 2015 with very high levels of public satisfaction and staff engagement. Having trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd, I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, hold a postgraduate certificate in coaching from the University of Chester, have done specialist training in Team Coaching and am a qualified NLP Practitioner. Sustainability is very important to me, so my work is designed and delivered in ways that give clients tools and approaches to use to maintain and build on their successes after their work with me is completed.