When you need an instant mood boost or a quick tip to get you through the week–or through the next 15 minutes–Resilience in Focus can help. This series of tools and infographics cover common challenges like how to make stress work for you (stress can be good, really), become more optimistic (it is possible!), cultivate mindfulness (what is that, exactly?) and stick to your goals (at last!). Start by exploring the topics below, and when you have time to learn more, reach out to your nearest R2 Performance Center to schedule an individual or group workshop.
Our imagination is a powerful performance and life-enhancing tool we can learn to harness. We tend to create images in our minds of future events that we hope to get right and past events that we wish we could correct. Research shows (Holmes & Collins, 2001) that imagery is a highly effective tool, especially when we can’t physically practice preparing for a situation.
For each performance a certain amount of energy is required for you to do your best. To identify how much energy you need to perform optimally, determine what your attention, physiology and emotions should be like.
Attention control is a skill that allows us to shift our focus to successfully perform a task. Dr. Robert M. Nideffer and Roger C. Sharpe developed. a model of attention control that shows how individuals tend to shift attention during a performance.
Confidence is your belief in your ability to accomplish a given task. Being confident is associated with greater psychological well-being, increased motivation and prolonged persistence in tasks, as well as a greater likelihood of successful behavior change.
A critical aspect of personal and professional growth is learning to control your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. This aspect of life is known as self-regulation, which is the regulation of impulses, emotions, physiology and behaviors.
Trust can be challenging to build yet easy to break, even unintentionally. While no one person determines a culture of trust, leaders have far-reaching influence with their decisions and behaviors.
Mental agility enhances the ways you respond to stress and helps you reason critically while keeping your mind open to multiple options. What’s more, mental agility allows you to make your thoughts and emotions work for you during challenging tactical, physical or work-related events.