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Well-being and Resilience

Published on: Jul 22, 2020

Focusing on your well-being and resilience is important in this fast-paced world. Check out our curated resources to help inform your self-care efforts. Email us with your challenges, helpful resources, best practices and more at

Well being and Resilience


5 Things to Do if You're Worried About Job Security
This article offers practical advice and an introspective exercise to help you gain more control over your thoughts and worries.

Are You Stuck in the Anxiety-Distraction Feedback Loop?
Uncertainty can make you feel anxious, and anxiety can make you feel like you need to do something. Welcome, distraction, the modern-day equivalent of avoiding the dangerous or unknown. Unfortunately, distractions can create unhealthy habits. This article offers helpful advice on how to break the anxiety-distraction habit loop.

Building Personal and Professional Resilience  
Understanding what resilience is and how it affects us provides the imperative to act and improve our ability to bounce back.

Building Your Resilience Muscle 
Annette B. Czernik, a Frankfurt-based executive coach, explains why resilience is a hot topic in today’s work environment and how you can develop resilience yourself.

Coaching Tips for Challenging Times
Jamie Ziegler, Consulting Parter at Focus Consulting Group, offers tips for building your emotional intelligence (EQ)  and dealing with uncertainty.

Cultivating Resilience in a Pandemic
Yael Melamed, psychotherapist and executive coach, shares advice for finding optimism and community during challenging times in this audio podcast interview from Harvard Business Review.  

Donald Altman Explains How to Stay Effective with Mindfulness
Psychotherapist Donald Altman discusses the neuroscience behind mindfulness, the benefits it can bring and offers advice and exercises to put it into practice.

Don't Let Your Partner's Work Stress Become Your Own
Without the physical divide between work and home, it's challenging to keep stress at bay. This article provides advice on how to help your partner cope with stress without becoming more stressed yourself.

Enhancing Your Mental Strength in a Time of Crisis
Amy Morin offers actionable tips for thinking, feeling, and performing your best during a time of crisis in this session from the 73rd CFA Institute Virtual Annual Conference (registration required to access replay).

Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention
There’s no shortage of mindfulness and meditation apps these days, promising to help you combat anxiety, sleep better, hone your focus, and more. Mindful scoured the app stores to find the most valuable and easy-to-use mindfulness apps that are available for free. Two on this list are completely free, while the rest include a free version with the option to upgrade to premium content and features.

How Different Personality Types Cope with an Always-On Culture
With so many working remotely, the increasingly blurred boundaries between "home" and "work" can make it even more difficult to switch off. This article offers four coping strategies and advice on distinctions between personality types.

How to Cope with That "Always-On" Feeling
With constant connectivity as the "new normal", it's even more important to set boundaries to sustain our productivity and well-being.

How to Refuel When You're Feeling Emotionally Drained
Burnout begins with emotional exhaustion. Three approaches are helpful in pushing back on this exhaustion. Implementing these approaches can decrease your chances of burnout and increase your overall resilience. 

Humans vs. Machines: The Stress Management Edge  
Chronic stress is ubiquitous and affects the part of the brain that gives us our edge over AI but the good news is that we can change the cues our brains receive from the environment and, in so doing, “stress proof” our lives.

I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year on the International Space Station and offers valuable advice on living in isolation, from someone who has been there in this New York Times article. 

Is the Pandemic Making You Smarter? 
It goes without saying that the pandemic sucks. But what if the pandemic is also super-charging your brain? What if this is giving you an opportunity to detour from the desensitizing routine of daily life, enabling you to connect the dots between the person you are the person you can become?  

Meditation a Difference Maker in Down Markets
Meditation is a scientifically proven way for reducing your stress, improving the quality of your thinking, overcoming behavioral bias, and helping you navigate ethical dilemmas.

Meditation Tips for Investment Professionals: How to Begin 
Meditation is a mind practice that helps develop two skills that are critical for investors.

Mindfulness and Your Career 
Professor Jeremy Hunter explains how mindfulness can help finance professionals with important career management skills such as dealing with ambiguity and managing stress.

Mindfulness for Overcoming Stress and Staying Effective in the Age of COVID-19
Watch this archived session with Donald Altman from the 73rd CFA Institute Annual Virtual Conference to learn about proven strategies to help you cope with pressure and succeed.

Morning Brew’s Guide to Living Your Best Quarantined Life  
As virtually all generic motivational quotes remind us, it’s less about the adversity you face than how you respond. With that in mind, we spent some time compiling everything you need to remain a functioning member of society while working from your living room.

On Career Resilience in Uncertain Times
It is critical to focus on and strengthen resilience - our capacity to recover from challenges and misfortune - in times of uncertainty. The question is how?

Overwhelmed? Adopt a Paradox Mindset
When resources are scarce, what's the best way to thrive? A seamless balance between work and life is impossible, but adopting a paradox mindset can help.

Stressed? Daniel Crosby Says Let It RAIN
Recognizing the symptoms of stress is an important first step in coping with extra pressures during the global pandemic.

The Pandemic has Exposed the Fallacy of the "Ideal Worker"
With most working from home during the pandemic, workday lengths have increased. All this busyness and productivity comes at a big price, and it's important to update our notion of what an "ideal worker" really means.

The Restorative Power of Ritual
Rituals are a powerful human mechanism for managing extreme emotions and stress, and we should be leaning on them now. Harvard Business School professor Mike Norton explains the impact rituals can make on our well-being. 

The School of Life Presents: Forget Finding Happiness, Instead Find Peace with Anxiety
We often fall for the fallacy of arrival - believing that once we meet a goal or arrive at some stage in our lives, all will be well and our anxieties will disappear. Once we understand that one of the only stable elements in our lives is craving, we can become more comfortable with our journey itself becoming the destination.

The Science of Well-Being 
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. Listen to an interview with Laurie Santos from the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference where she builds upon her popular course to help professionals in our demanding, dynamic profession learn what science teaches us about being happier at work—and in all facets of our lives.

Take Breaks, Communicate: Avoiding Burnout in the Virus Era
Remote working is helping stop the spread of coronavirus, but the work-from-home life brings its own challenges to employees who are already stressed about the pandemic.

That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief
If we can name it, perhaps we can manage it. Harvard Business Review turned to David Kessler for ideas on how to do that. Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief and shares his thoughts on why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it.

Using Nature To Improve Your Career Decisions
Integrating nature into your decision-making process can bring an increased sense of well-being, creative inspiration and help you achieve more of your full potential.  

Why Leaders Need Meditation Now More Than Ever  
Practicing meditation has been shown to reduce anxiety, calm the amygdala, increase our ability to think creatively and empathetically take other people’s perspective.

Why You Still Need to Take Time off When Working From Home
It may seem odd to take time off while working from home, but not taking regular breaks and time off can cause burnout.

Working at Home? Self-Isolation Doesn't Have to Be Lonely
There are some simple ways you can use technology to help approximate the experience of being with others. 

Working Parents, Save Time for Hobbies
In order to be the best person you can be for those around you, particularly if you're a working parent, requires that you restore your energy by taking time out for yourself.

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