What is resilience?
Resilience can also be described as:
- Bouncing back after difficult times
- Dealing with challenges and still holding your head up
- Giving things a go or trying your best
- Being strong on the inside
- Being able to cope with what life throws at you and shrug it off
- Standing up for yourself
- Getting back into shape after you have been bent or stretched
What helps develop resilience?
Some things that can help develop resilience are:
Having a positive attitude
Finding good friends
Feeling good about yourself
Feeling like you belong
Having a supportive family
Helpling others or 'giving back'
Being able to solve problems and overcome challenges
Good communication with the people around you
What can I do when I’m facing a challenge?
You can start to build resilience by asking yourself:
What can I do to get back on track?
I can’t control everything, so what is in my control?
Can I change something I’m doing to make things better?
What can I learn from this?
Who can help?
How can I move forward?
"By dealing with challenges you can learn resilience and find inner strength you didn’t know you had!"
How to build your own resilience
There are lots of things you can do to develop your own resilience. Here are some ideas:
Another important step to building resilience is to develop self-awareness.
It might be useful to explore:
What are my needs?
What are my goals?
What are my limits?
What is important to me?
What annoys me?
What makes me happy?
What are my strengths?
How did I cope in the past?
How do I usually deal with stress?
Is there anything I would like to change?
Everyone can learn how to be resilient
You might still feel stressed at times but it’s how you deal with it that counts.
"Learning to build resilience can help you feel stronger!
It can make problems easier to deal with in the future."
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