Updated: Mar 22, 2020
Resilience is ultimately the ability to bounce back from life's disappointments and failures. In positive psychology resilience refers to the ability to cope with whatever life throws at you. A resilient person works through challenges by using personal resources, strengths and other positive capacities of psychological capital like hope, optimism, and self-efficacy. Developing resilience is especially important at this time where many of face challenges on multiple fronts. Rather than being overwhelmed by what is ahead of us, instead we can opt to view this period as an immsense opportunity for mental and spiritual growth.
Some Strategies For Building Resilience
Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems.
Accept that change is a part of living
Move toward your goals
Take decisive actions
Look for opportunities for self-discovery
Nurture a positive view of yourself
Turn off the critical voice, it does not serve you well
Keep things in perspective
Maintain a hopeful outlook. Research shows those with a more optimistic mindset are happier, healthier and live longer!
Five Key Stress Resilience Skills
Attention, flexibility & stability of focus
Letting go of the physical
Letting go of the mental
Accessing & sustaining positive emotion
Building Resilience: 5 Ways to a Better Life
UCLA Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Marmer
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