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Reflect on your resilience.

Our resilience can be affected by a number of internal and external factors, such as how we view ourselves, our beliefs or assumptions, our thought processes, or the support network that surrounds us. These questions are a great way to start thinking about your own resilience, and spot any potential areas that you might want to explore further.


Work through the questions below and try not to over-think your answers. Go with your instinctive response, and if you don’t have an answer, then move on to the next question. It shouldn’t take more than about 5 minutes. It may be helpful to say the answers out loud, or to write them down, or you may choose to simply sit quietly and think about them – pick whatever works best for you.


Think about a time or event that shows your level of resilience: What happened? Was the trigger behavioural or environmental? What did you do or how did you respond?

If you are angry, how do you react? Are you controlled and rational, or do you say the first thing that comes to mind?

How do you tend to react to pressure or manage stressful situations?

How do you manage your emotional responses to events?

How do others influence the way you react to certain events?

Have you wondered why some people appear to remain calm in the face of disaster while others fail to cope?

What measures do you put in place to help support yourself both personally and professionally? If none, what might you do?

Who in your team would you say is the least resilient? And why?

Do you put enough time aside to ‘hear’ and ’listen’ if other team-mates or colleagues have a problem?

Would you say your response is usually appropriate to the situation you are in?

How quickly do you bounce back from difficult situations or circumstances?
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