Resilience Drop Newsletter – November 2022

Poor relationships can undermine your resilience. Here's a quick way to work out where you should focus to live, work and feel better.

This month’s theme is all about relationships. Relationships are integral to resilience and often, when we are busy, focused and pushing to stay on top of things, they are the first thing to go out of the window!

As usual, we are going to keep the focus on things you can DO to live, work and feel better, so here goes.

Start with the habit of asking yourself a straightforward question at the end of each day.

Who has got the best version of you today?

Don’t be surprised if the answer is “no one.” When I ask myself this question on busy days, the inevitable response is that it should have been my family. It’s too easy to keep focusing on being busy to provide rather than being there to grow.

The next step is to become more strategic. Start each day by asking yourself:

Who needs to get the best version of me today?

Seek those people out, show concern for them and pay attention when interacting. Remember dates and occasions that are important to them, and share something interesting. Please give them the best version of you.

And then one final tip. Look at your time. Give yourself permission to stop and use that time to build.

Short version:

  • Start by asking who has got the best version of you today?
  • Make that strategic by asking who needs to get the best version of me today?
  • Look at your time. Give yourself permission to stop.

Listen, Watch, Learn

🎧Listen

In this episode of our podcast, David speaks to a relationship coach about what we can all learn from his profession. He gives us some great tips on how to improve our relationships, both romantic and platonic. If you’re looking to improve your relationships, then this episode is for you!

🎥 Watch

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

💡Learn

In this video Sadhguru looks at how human relationships are not absolute, and are always variable, and need a lot of attention.

💭 Finally, a quote to get you thinking:

" The quality of your relationships is what determines the quality of your life" ​

We hope we’ve inspired you to consider your relationships. We are here if you have any feedback, questions and comments. We love, read and reply to every email.

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