Resilience Building


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All CrossFitters want to be known as “resilient”. Resilience is a great word, which means the capacity to quickly recover from difficulties.

Are you resilient? Check out the further description of resilience

Resilience can be described by viewing:

  1. Good outcomes despite high-risk status,
  2. Constant competence under stress,
  3. Recovery from trauma and
  4. Using challenges for growth that makes future hardships more tolerable.

Are you consistently building and improving your resilience? Check out the suggestions below

The American Psychological Association suggests “10 Ways to Build Resilience”, which are:

  1. maintaining good relationships with close family members, friends and others;
  2. to avoid seeing crisis or stressful events as unbearable problems;
  3. to accept circumstances that cannot be changed;
  4. to develop realistic goals and move towards them;
  5. to take decisive actions in adverse situations;
  6. to look for opportunities of self-discovery after a struggle with loss;
  7. developing self-confidence;
  8. to keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful event in a broader context;
  9. to maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what is wished;
  10. to take care of one’s mind, body, exercising regularly, paying attention to one’s own needs and feelings.

Think about how you could improve your mindset, every single day, in every single situation… so that you can be more resilient in the box, when the WOD gets tough.

Improve how you respond to things that catch you off guard. Improve how you react when people act crazy. Improve your outlook on things that may challenge you.

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    1. maintaining good relationships with close family members, friends and others;

    Injection of values on family. Others may gain strength and resiliency through work.

    2. to avoid seeing crisis or stressful events as unbearable problems;

    Avoidance is repression language and eats away at u over time. we should give an indication of how not to see things those ways (perception work)

    3. to accept circumstances that cannot be changed;

    Promotes complacency.

    4. to develop realistic goals and move towards them;

    Yes… Realistic and congruent goals

    5. to take decisive actions in adverse situations;

    Yes and would add to make non-emotional decisions. Decisive + emotion can = catastrophic outcomes

    Decisive + centered = wisdom = resiliency

    6. to look for opportunities of self-discovery after a struggle with loss;

    Yes

    7. developing self-confidence;

    You develop self confidence when u know and be who u are and there is no greater resilience than self actualization

    8. to keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful event in a broader context;

    True, but it depends on the individuals cognitive sphere of awareness. For example, a factory worker lives hour to hour, day to day. This means that their “center of gravity” resides here in the hour/day. They can’t even conceptualize years and decades out. That means, they won’t get “relief” from the challenge until they are living in that hour/day, 2, 5, 10 years out… however long it takes to out enough space in between to create a long term perspective. On the flip side, someone who can hold that kind of space and time horizon (think CEO, visionary) can take long term perspectives of 10+ years. A sage sees in terms of millennia and that is why they are not rocked by “daily events”. So great advice, for the right people. But the people who can use this advice don’t need it b/c they are already there.

    9. to maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what is wished;

    Promotes delusion and fantasy. I’ll just wish for everything I want. Fact is it won’t happen and that sets up a depression b/c they then compare their reality to the fantasy they are wishing for.

    10. to take care of one’s mind, body, exercising regularly, paying attention to one’s own needs and feelings.

    Yes. I believe this is the first step in self actualization. That is why I so strongly believe in fitness and love it.