7 Ways To Actually Bounce Back When The Going Gets Tough

Pleasanteeism plagues UK businesses as many mask mental health issues

‘Pleasanteeism’ – the pressure to put on a brave face – is undermining efforts to promote an open dialogue about mental health at work, according to new research by Lime, which is urging the UK’s businesses to take simple steps to help employees improve their mental health.

Pleasanteeism is masking a mental health problem that could be catastrophic for businesses

A new report – ‘Keeping up Appearances: How ‘Pleasanteeism’ is Eroding Resilience’ – claims that over half (51 percent) of UK workers agree that they feel under pressure to put on a brave face in front of their colleagues. A quarter (25 percent) of respondents who are returning to the workplace or have been working from home are worried about having to be the best version of themselves when they return to the workplace, while almost one in five (19 percent) are concerned about their stress being visible to others.

But, behind the scenes, people are struggling. Just over a quarter (26 percent) of respondents agree that they don’t think they’re coping at work, and over a third (34 percent) feel the same way about everyday life. This is taking a toll on the nation’s resilience levels, leaving four in 10 (40 percent) feeling less resilient now than they did before the pandemic…

7 Ways To Actually Bounce Back When The Going Gets Tough

Knowing how to bounce back from failure and tough times requires learning skills. No one is born knowing how to recover from adversity.

Surround yourself with people who understand you, share your values, and with whom you have fun. You’ll learn from these mentors.

It takes learning how to manage thoughts, responses, and actions in your life and career. In addition, it takes confidence that the choices you make are good ones.

But, managing your emotions and feeling confident may be difficult to accomplish in the face of strenuous circumstances.

The good news is that these bounce-back skills can be developed and nurtured over time.  Here are 7 ways to bounce back from failure…READ ON

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