Resilience refers to how well you can deal with and bounce back from the difficulties in life.
Whether you're going through a tough time now or you want to be prepared for the next one, here are 10 techniques you can focus on in order to foster your own resilience.
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In the face of crisis or tragedy, finding a sense of purpose can play an important role in your recovery.
Having confidence in your own ability to cope with stresses of life can play an important part in resilience.
Listen for negative comments in your head. When you hear them, practice immediately replacing them with positive ones, such as, "I can do this," "I'm a great friend/mother/partner," or "I'm good at my job."
It's important to have people you can confide in, Having caring, supportive people around you acts as a protective factor during times of crisis.
Flexibility is an essential part of resilience. By learning how to be more adaptable, you'll be better equipped to respond when faced with a life crisis.
Staying optimistic during dark periods can be difficult, but maintaining a hopeful outlook is an important part of resiliency. What you are dealing with may be difficult, but it's important to remain hopeful and positive about a brighter future.
When you're stressed, it can be all to easy to neglect you own needs. lsoing your appetite, ignoring exercise, and not getting enough sleep are all common reactions to a crisis situiation.
By taking care of your own needs, you can boost your overall health and resilience and be fully ready to face life's challenges.
Research suggests that people who are able to come up with solutions are better able to cope with problems than those who cannot.
Experiment with different strategies and focus on developing a logical way to work through common problems. By practising your problem-solving skills on a regular basis, you will be better prepared to cope when a serious challenge emerges.
Crisis situations are daunting. They may even seem insurmountable. Resilient people are able to view these situations in a realistic way and then set reasonable goals to deal with the problem.
Simply waiting for a problem to go away on its own only prolongs the crisis. Instead, start working on resolving the issue immediately. While there may not be any fast or simple solution, you can take steps toward making your situation better and less stressful.
Actively working on solutions will also help you feel more in control.
Resielience may take time to build, so don't get discouraged if you still struggle to cope with problematic events.
Focus on practicing these skills, as well as the common characteristics of resilient people, but also remember to build on your existing strengths.
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