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Building Resilience

Updated: Mar 21, 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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