In 2019, I developed the Explorers’ Mindset – a modular development programme for human performance improvement. One of those mindsets is the Resilient Mindset. To have resilience is to be able to recover quickly from challenge and adversity. It is an important element in maintaining positive mental health and achieving peak performance. And this couldn’t be more apt for us all right now.
When life becomes tough, it’s a good idea to set frequent, achievable goals. These will give you the direction and motivation you need to keep moving forward, and to maintain a sense of purpose. Because we all have purpose.
These goals can be anything you like. I recently asked myself “What am I going to do that’s going to keep me active, keep me occupied and give me a bit of an outdoor fix?” Well, I decided I’m going to climb Mount Snowdon… in my garden.
And on a final note: don’t forget to smile. Smile every day, smile through adversity. It’ll automatically make you feel better. Smile at someone (from 2 meters away), through a window, through a virtual portal such as Skype. I’m a strong believer in paying it forward – in helping others, it’ll help you.
Guest blog by Justin Miles – Explorer, Author, Speaker. Advocate for universal education provision and believes every child, everywhere should have the opportunity to go to school.