2. Be resilient

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The process of developing self-awareness won’t be smooth sailing. You’ll 100% run into setbacks and be tempted to slip back into old habits. You might have to confront aspects of yourself that aren’t pleasant to confront. 

That’s where resilience comes in. 

Psychology professor Barbara L. Fredrickson defines emotional resilience as “the ability to generate positive emotion and recover quickly from negative emotional experiences”. This is especially important in the workplace, where you might encounter high pressure situations. 

Keeping your emotions in check and having the ability to bounce back quickly will help you stay focused, productive, and fulfilled.

Let’s go over some practical, research-driven strategies for powering up your resilience.