What is resilience?
During our lifetimes we all experience challenges from day to day situations to traumatic events with a more lasting impact, such as the loss of a loved one, illness or, right now, the impact of COVID-19. Each challenge affects us differently – our thought processes and emotions. A lot of the time we adapt and find a way through it using our own resilience techniques.
While these challenges can be painful and difficult, our aim is to not let them determine the outcome of our life. Using our resilience tools there are lots of aspects of our lives that we can control. Becoming more resilient not only helps us get through difficult circumstances, it also empowers us to grow and even improve our life along the way.
How to become more resilient
While some individuals appear more resilient than others, it’s not a personality trait that only some people possess. Learning to be okay with making mistakes, big or small, is a skill—not only to build resilience but also to creating future success. Resilience involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that anyone can develop – here are some basic things we can all do to help ourselves:
Here are some links that might be useful:
https://sandro-mota.com/ – breathing and self-connection techniques
https://www.resilience.org/ – lots of articles around resilience