crises. Crises everywhere. The feeling of being in the middle of a crisis is currently occupying many people. And with good reason, because inflation, war, climate and energy crises are just a few examples of the many challenges of our time. And those are just the social aspects. Often there are also the private and professional worries and hurdles of each individual. Yes, we don't have it easy.
But how do you deal with yourself in a difficult time? The key to dealing with crises in a healthy way is resilience. Our psychological resilience has a major impact on whether we despair or grow in times of crisis. Resilience is based on a total of seven pillars: optimism, acceptance, solution orientation, responsibility, network orientation and future planning.
In every difficult phase of our lives, we have the choice to let every single pillar of it grow - or to bury our heads in the sand and wait for the storm to sweep over us. But the good thing about resilience is that with every crisis we survive, we are better prepared for the next one. And because life doesn't go in a straight line, the next crisis, big or small, will almost certainly knock on the door at some point.
If the time comes again, many people initially feel helpless and overwhelmed. Targeted self-reflection helps to remind oneself of one's resilience and to master the crisis better. The following 15 questions can be a starting point when looking for a good way to deal with crises.
By the way: If you don't have an answer to the questions right away, that's absolutely no problem. Some questions need time to work. It is important to take the time to really find answers that will help you.
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