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What is resilience?
Resilience is the ability to cope with challenges or changes in your life.
Resilience can also be described as:
Bouncing back after difficult times
Dealing with hardships 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’ve been bent or stretched
What helps develop resilience?
Some things that can help develop resilience are:
Having a sense of self-worth
Supportive family relationships
Having positive expectations
Having a sense of belonging
Being active in the community
Problem solving and communication skills
What can I do when I’m facing a challenge?
You can start to build resilience by asking yourself:
How can I help myself?
What can I control?
How can I adapt?
What can I learn from this?
Who can help?
How can I use this to improve?
How can I move forward?
What’s the positive in this?
"Through dealing with challenges, you can learn to build resilience and find that courage you didn’t know you had."
How to build your own resilience
There are lots of things you can do to build up 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 are my beliefs & values?
What are my strengths?
How do I normally respond to stress?
What are my frustrations & joys?
How am I emotionally strong?
How have I overcome things in the past?
"We can’t be resilient all the time, but it’s important to remember that resilience is something that can be learned and improved on."
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