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Resilience according to the dictionary

noun noun: resiliency

  1. 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. "the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions"

  2. 2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. "nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience"

Definition according to the Bounce Back Project-

Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding the stress, but learning to thrive within the stress.

Our productivity over the past 20 years has soared, and with this increase in productivity has come an increase in our stress levels. We may sacrifice accuracy and thoughtfulness for immediacy. Our work–life balance has plummeted and burnout is being felt by many individuals.

Learning to live a more resilient life has numerous benefits including:

  • Decreased depressive symptoms & increased emotional well-being

  • Improved working memory

  • Improved sleep

  • Improved immune system function

  • Improved relationships

  • Improved coping when we experience emotional disruptions

Using the five pillars of resilience is a way to reframe our thinking so that we can see ourselves and the world around us in new ways. We can experience the positive benefits that are a part of living our lives from a place of “wholeness.”

Resiliency is a huge part of Iron Blaze SC. You have it. You are developing it. You may not even know it. You just made it through August. Outside. In Alabama. Working hard. When the heat index hits 91, it is considered a moderate risk. At 103, a high risk. Guess what, you guys haven't seen 91 except for maybe 2-3 cool days. You have been thriving in high 90s heat index and often getting into 100s.

You have done this with preparation and grit. You have developed mental toughness as your body has adapted. Instead of being meek, you take the punch in the face and smile, like a boxer who is ready to wear down his opponent in the next round despite spitting blood. You bring a ton of water, a towel and let's go attitude. The amount of cramps we see are slim. You don't go drinking hard the night before, you prepare yourself for the challenge that you KNOW is coming. You deserve to be commended.

Will you take this resiliency into other aspects of your life?

TODAY'S FOCUS- Chin ups/vertical pulling. Q3. You are ready.

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