The great news about personal resources is that they are like a renewable source of energy. The most powerful way we can renew them is by improving our well-being.
Peace - This aspect of well-being is characterized by a sense of meaning and purpose in life that leads to calmness, balance, and feeling connected to something larger than ourselves. For many, organized religion is a powerful source of peace, but others find peace in other ways, including through the work they do.
Adaptation - This includes the attitudes we adopt, the values we hold, and our behaviors to maintain balance and productivity in our work, especially in the face of disruptive change. When our adaptation level is high, we are both flexible and focused. We feel confident we can overcome obstacles and get the job done despite ambiguity. Ask yourself if you adapt quickly to unexpected changes, persevere when faced with a problem, take responsibility to build my knowledge and skills.
Control - This involves both our ability to achieve the goals we've set and our sense that we have the right support network. It includes using our own personal interests, attitudes, and self-management techniques to help us enjoy our work, boost our performance, and make positive change(s) in our work environment. Assess yourself if you spend time and energy focusing on problems you can control, not on things I cannot control; if you monitor your performance and look for ways to improve; and if you reward myself for attaining goals with pleasurable activities.
Physical Energy - This is about a state of feeling truly healthy, not just simply having no symptoms of disease. Being physically well and having a high level of energy involves many lifestyle choices. The choices we make either contribute to a strong, healthy, and fit body that lasts a long time and resists sickness, or it leads to an unwell body that is susceptible to fatigue, stress, illness, and disease. Do you exercise for at least 20 minutes, three times per week? Do you drink at least eight glasses of water each day? Do you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day?