8 Ways Successful People Master Resilience
It's the skill that enables us to recover quickly from difficulties. It means adapting well in the face of trauma, tragedy or significant stress.
We build our resilience by learning to cope with challenges.
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The primary factor in resilience is having supportive relationships, inside and outside the family.
Close friends, family and loved ones represent our social support; they encourage and motivate us, and let us know that we aren’t alone.
The way we view a potentially stressful situation can either make the crisis worse in our mind or minimize it.
Reframing things in a more positive way can alter our perceptions and relieve our stressful feelings.
Don’t allow yourself to become paralyzed, numb or detached during a crisis situation or a traumatic event. And don’t wait for someone else to come and save the day.
Remind yourself that you’re not at the mercy of events beyond your control; you can always do something.
Catch yourself when you’re slipping into stress-inducing patterns of thinking.
Maintaining a hopeful and optimistic outlook will help you see beyond your current circumstances.
Don't spend your life avoiding it. Change is a part of life.
Be prepared and learn to adapt when it comes. Try to see it as a necessary component of revising the old way and embracing innovation.
Remind yourself of what is going well in your life. Consider the best and worst that could happen.
What’s the worst-case scenario here? Is this situation really as bad as it could get? Probably not. Take action to fix the problem and move on.
We have to find ways to cultivate the confidence and assurance that we can handle a situation.
Believing in yourself and knowing that you can weather any storm will allow you to master resilience and overcome any crisis.
Building resilience isn’t just about weathering the storm; it’s also about looking for the everyday joys that make life worth living.
Being able to laugh in the face of adversity is an excellent way to relieve stress and build resilience.
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Used effectively, stress can motivate us to accomplish more than we had imagined possible. Stress can jolt us to reach our potential. Without stress, we’d feel rudderless and without purpose.
Resilience is how we deal with stress effectively so we “bounce back” after a difficult time.
As we deal with issues that cause tension and strain, we learn to face adversity, deal with significant issues and overcome problems. We learn how to formulate realistic plans and carry them out.
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Try not to react immediately, but be patient and gather as much information as possible.
If the problem will not matter a year from now, distance yourself somewhat from the situation to gain ...
When you are in a stressful situation, do not allow your mind to imagine the worst-case scenario.
Focus your mind on something positive.
The "what if" line of questioning induces panic and lets you focus on imagined situations that escalate the problem.
Focus on the facts and work on a solution.
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Making a commitment to yourself helps keep you accountable.
Write your goals down, keep a to-do list with you, and create reminders on your phone and on your calendar.
If you’re a chronic procrastinator and simply can’t resist the temptations of things like Facebook and Youtube, it might be time to cut out temptations.
There are tools such as Rescue Time, SelfControl and Focus that will temporarily block access to distracting websites like Facebook. Less aggressive tools such as Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator and Distraction Free Youtube will allow you to have access to Facebook and Youtube but block the distracting parts of these websites (such as the newsfeed).
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