When you have resilience, you harness inner strength that helps you bounce back from difficult stressors. Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
Resilience does not make problems go away — but gives us the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress.
In the mental health world resilience can help improve ability to cope and handle difficult situations. Below are a few ways we can build resilience.
Ways to build resilience
Get Connected: Building strong, positive relationships can provide support and acceptance in both good times and bad.
Maintain Hopeful Outlook: We can’t change the past, but we can keep hopeful towards our future.
Accept Change: Accepting situations that can’t be changed can help us focus on situations that we do have control over.
Take Care Of Yourself– Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Engage in activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.
Make days count: Let’s do something that gives us a sense of accomplishment and purpose every day.
Becoming more resilient takes time and practice, and you are worth it!