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How to build resilience in challenging times

Volunteer Coordinators –

VolunteerPro is a US-based website run by Tobi Johnson which is aimed at supporting managers of volunteers. While not everything on offer translates into the Australian context, her blog can offer some universal tips and inspiration.

One recent blog post on her site, “Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to build resilience in challenging times” I’d like to share with you in the hope that some of her strategies may inspire your self-care practices and make your life a little easier.

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year would be the understatement of the century. The past six months have been fraught with difficulties, challenges, and issues, ranging from anxiety due to the pandemic, stress due to juggling multiple priorities, concern about how to make ends meet with lost jobs, and anger due the injustice Black people continue to face in our society.  

It’s enough to make even the strongest amongst us crumble under the pressure, and it doesn’t seem to be subsiding anytime soon. So, how do we adapt? We build resilience. But what does that mean exactly and how do we achieve resilience 


Click here to continue reading this article on the VolunteerPro website.

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