Burnout Prevention: Resilience

Covid19 hit us all abruptly. When faced with sudden changes or difficult situations, everyone reacts in an individual way depending on their resilience. But what is #Resilience? Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly or bounce back into shape as soon as possible from such a situation.

Nanna Rüster, senior executive coach for ‚leadership in transformation‘ and partner at Upgrade an organizational development consultant team, guided us through the topic of resilience by taking a different #Perspective and encouraging participants to share feelings as well as experiences on the subject interactively. Attendees state ranged from “energized”, “relaxed” over “roller coaster”, “unbalanced” and “stress”.

Several practical tips have been shared on how to navigate through the next coming weeks after the seven essential dimensions of resilience have been introduced.

  1. be optimistic
  2. accept the crisis
  3. Orientate towards the solution
  4. Leave the role of victim
  5. Take responsibility for your own life
  6. Build new networks
  7. Plan and shape the future

The key for everything is to create your own #Strategy. A short excurse to the four personality types and the Maslow’s pyramid showed how people are triggered differently and hence behave differently in a crisis. #Personality, your own experiences, and needs should be considered to find your own way.

To define their own new strategy participants were then asked to elaborate on questions like

Simple tricks can be implemented to build up energy while working on four major fields for resilience – Mind – Body – Soul – Heart. Some of them will be shared here as well.


Start with your mind. Step back and look at yourself, observe how you are thinking and talking about the situation as well as yourself. Identify where you need more energy.


Heart stands for what is feeding you and when do you feel emotional alive.


Allow sleep, food, sun, love, and exercise for your body and trust your body. Exercise for instance like:


Soul can be everything and is very special as well as personal. Look for things that make you feel alive. Find your own way. Everything is part of being resilient or alive like:

Key take away


Christine Koch net4tec
Munich Support