Want to bounce back from hard times and setbacks so you can better adapt to challenges? Here’s how – get your resilience tip guide to help you manage difficult experiences with greater ease and for a better life.
Transcend Life’s challenges with personal resilience.
What is Resilience?
Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of challenges, trauma or stress. It also involves the ability to grow from adverse events and find meaning in them.
We all respond differently to stressful situations. Some people may encounter a hardship and not become overwhelmed by it while others may find it difficult to adapt to. With resilience skill building you can get better at becoming more resilient.
Can you think back to a time in your life where you persevered through a stressful time or faced a fear of yours? What helped you get through it?
Perhaps it’s dealing with COVID 19, social distancing, spending more time at home, managing a health diagnosis, a loss of a relationship or dealing with a traumatic event. During this period it can feel isolating and you can feel disconnected. However, there are ways we can get better at becoming more resilient at managing a stressful time and successfully adapt.
What are the benefits of being resilient? It can…
- Help you adapt well to stress
- Lower rates of depression
- Become more resourceful in the face of challenges
- Mental and emotional flexibility
- Help you release challenging emotions more effectively
- View stressful experiences as an opportunity to learn from and/or create meaning from
How do we become more resilient?
The good news is we can increase our capacity for resilience and it’s learnable. With intentionality and practice we can increase our resilience like building a muscle.
Here’s 10 tips to build your mental fitness and personal resilience.
- Practice finding an inspiring meaning in a stressful or adverse situation
- Exercise self-compassion
- Be in the Present Moment
- Increase your self-awareness through mindfulness and/or a meditation practice
- Create meaningful connections
- Keep your problems in perspective
- Cultivate forgiveness
- Develop a growth mindset
- Face your fears and do it anyway
Your Resilience Tip Sheet can give you simple strategies you can use daily to build your mental fitness and resilience even while you are feeling vulnerable. Most people report after times of hardship, adversity and tragedy they have reported greater sense of personal strength and strengthened relationships.
Remember, you are human and it’s okay to feel vulnerable. Although you aren’t able to control your circumstances, you can choose how you respond to stressful events and circumstances by focusing on what you can control.