Stress, change and increasing demands are part of our modern working lives. But how you deal with them makes all the difference. We’ve all had days when things at work didn’t go well. Some people, however, seem to adapt, bounce back and learn from their mistakes and the setbacks they encounter, whereas others tend to struggle with even the smallest amount of adversity. If you’re one of those who copes well under pressure, you could be described as resilient.

If you’re resilient, you don’t dwell on things when they don’t go your way. You learn from your mistakes rather than letting them get you down. You move forward rather than backwards, whatever comes your way. Indeed, you see pressure as something that can be positive and motivating instead of something to dread or avoid.

Not being resilient, on the other hand, means you don’t often deal with pressure and the complexity of life very well. You may even experience stress-related ill health as a result. Well the good news is that resilience isn’t something you have to be born with. You can develop resilience at work and in all other areas of your life – and it’s not as difficult as it sounds.

Please read our Guide to Resilience helpsheet below.