Flexibility. Resilience. These characteristics help us respond to adversity, unexpected trauma, and make for more nimble relationships. They also help buffer us from negativity at work.
For some, relational flexibility comes natural. For others, it takes intentional work. I’m in the later group. If you’re like me, as you ease your way back into the work week, don’t forget to stretch. And, if you’re taking the rest of the week off to renew and refresh, use some of your time to increase your flexibility and resilience.
Read something you don’t normally read. Call (not text, email, or write on their wall) someone you don’t normally call. Break routine. Spend time stretching.