As I was wondering what to write for the final newsletter of our 50th year, I thought I would look at what was trending on Google. After smoke, water restrictions,  England V New Zealand, and Matthew McConaughey (who knew!!), the word resilience came up (interesting that, for 2018, it was World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Meghan Markle).

Resilience is a word that is being used a lot, but what does it mean?  Resilience is a person’s mental ability to recover quickly from misfortune, illness, or depression. Having resilience allows people to develop a mental capacity that permits them to adapt with ease during adversity.  Resilience is about self-care, being mindful and self-aware, and having positive relationships and purpose.

Leading up to Christmas and 2020 (which in itself can be a challenging time for some) while also dealing with some of the devastating effects of the drought and recent fires is tough, and we need to build resilience.  Tips for how we can do this include:

  • Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems
  • Accept that change is a part of living
  • Move toward your goals
  • Take decisive actions
  • Look for opportunities for yourself
  • Nurture a positive view of yourself
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Maintain a positive outlook
  • Surround yourself with family, friends and community
  • Look after your physical health

Think of the positive things that have happened this year, and how 2020 will be even greater.  Remember the Power Tynan team is here to help in many ways - we are here as your support network, so please give us a call whenever you need.

We also have our Employee Assistance Program in place that is now also open to our clients (details below), so please take advantage of this offer if you need to talk to someone.

Thanks for being a part of our 50th year and for helping to make 2019 the year it was. The Power Tynan team wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year!