Resilience, commonly defined as the ability to quickly recover from challenges, has been a recurring theme this year. Cigna’s new survey shows that resilience is at risk for three in five Americans and reveals a significant connection between low resilience, job satisfaction, and overall health.
The Cigna study also found that 63 percent of adults today have moderate to low levels of resilience.* Low resilience can make it more difficult to cope and bounce back, and can lead to greater stress, anxiety, and other emotional and physical health problems. In the workplace, the consequences of low resilience can have lasting effects in the form of poor performance and lower job satisfaction.
The good news is there is a lot you can do to build and maintain your resilience including:
Cigna is here to help support you and has launched GROW FORTH: A Cigna Approach to Building Greater Resilience as a free resource to help people understand and learn more about the various aspects of resilience. Visit CignaResilience.com to take an online questionnaire to assess how resilient you are and learn about tools to build your resilience.