Find your strength
Staying resilient can be a challenge – even when you love your career. Long workdays, challenging clients, or poor work-life balance can easily throw your schedule out of sync, making it hard to enjoy your role.
Did you know that resiliency can be cultivated? And better yet – that you can use resiliency to catapult your career into the stratosphere? At Kammbium, we’ve shared our secret to building resilience with countless real estate assistants. Now, we’re going to share it with you!
Don’t take it personally
Negative feedback happens. Whether it’s from a client, a boss, or a coworker, you’re going to run into situations where others will ask that you “do better,” or demand more from you. This is often when we need to draw upon our resiliency, and fight the knee-jerk reaction that leaves us thinking, “No! They’re wrong!”
Perhaps surprisingly, taking negative feedback with an open mind can actually help you be more resilient and less affected by the natural ups and downs of your work environment. Things can’t always be sunshine and roses, but it’s how you react to a challenge (or recommendations for improvement) that matters.
Remember: negative feedback isn’t a bad thing – it’s just an opportunity to become an even better version of yourself!
Remember your “Why”
When you’re starting to feel worn down at work, there’s nothing more important than remembering why you’re there. What drives you? What about your role fills you with joy and pride? By stepping back and recalibrating, you can remember what’s important and gain perspective on things that might be causing you stress.
Similarly, if you notice that your “why” no longer applies to your role, it might be time to sit down with your boss and discuss new ways to help you feel fulfilled in your role.
Self Care Matters
When was the last time you took time to nurture yourself? It might sound silly, but if you aren’t caring for yourself, then how are you supposed to put your best foot forward in the office?
Now, we aren’t saying that bubble baths build resiliency (although… we aren’t saying that they don’t), but we truly believe that small acts of self-care can make a big difference in your day-to-day life.
Meal prepping, for example, is a great way to ensure that you’re nourishing your body and enjoying your meals in the office. Cooking can be meditative, and when you eat better, you feel better!
Limiting your time on social media or reading a book before bed are also forms of self-care that will make you more resilient and give you the patience to rise to a challenge at work. The options are limitless! All that matters is you advocate for yourself and create an environment that will help you thrive.