When you need an instant mood boost or a quick tip to get you through the week – or the next 15 minutes – Resilience in Focus can help. This series of resilience-building tools and infographics cover common challenges like how to make stress work for you (stress can be good, really), become more optimistic (it is possible!), cultivate mindfulness (what is that exactly?), or stick to your goals (at last!). Start by exploring some of the topics below, and when you have time to learn more, reach out to your nearest R2 Performance Center to schedule an individual or group workshop.

Spiritual Readiness

The Army is actively combatting issues of domestic violence, substance misuse, and suicidality. Researchers find that the root of the problem may be a lack of purpose or meaning in life. To cultivate a better understanding of your state of being, invest in spiritual readiness—the ability to endure and overcome difficulties through finding meaning in our life experiences. Harnessing spirituality in our lives empowers us, even during the toughest moments.

Strengthening Relationships

Relationships are important to our health, well-being, and resilience. Every relationship has its own emotional bank account. Our actions and the way we communicate with those we care about, work with and live with can either deposit or withdraw from the account. How can you invest in your personal and professional relationships to increase cohesion, trust and satisfaction?

Asking for Help

Do you ask for help when you need it? Or does perfectionism prevent you from relying on others? Asking for help can make us feel vulnerable and as a result, many of us are reluctant to ask for help or even refuse to ask for help. Being reluctant to ask for help can be especially true at work when we all want to appear competent and capable. Use these six tips to practice asking for help.

Antidote to Loneliness

The world continues to evolve to meet the challenges associated with public health crises, physical distancing and moving towards a “new normal.” It’s important for leaders, Family members, and friends to check-in with each other and ensure that even though we are physically distancing, we are still connected.  Loneliness is subjective – there is a difference between physically being isolated and feeling isolated. Unfortunately, we tend to underestimate the loneliness of other people and stigma prevents us from talking about it.

Positive Emotions

Change is never easy. Sometimes change happens because we realize the old way of doing something is now outdated or we must change due to the circumstances we are facing. The current global pandemic has challenged many of us to rethink how we work, live, and socialize with our Families. Thoughts like these pose the risk of evoking an array of negative emotions such as anxiety, fear, sadness, and even anger. Learn how to overcome life’s challenges with positive emotions.