Resilience refers to how well you can manage and bounce back from the difficulties of life. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively. On both a personal and business level, resilience helps us to create, build, and heal in ways never thought possible- giving us the ability to meet challenges that come our way.
While some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned.
Whether you're going through a tough time now or you want to build muscles, here are 6 things you can practice in order to foster your own resilience.
1)Build Positive Beliefs in Your Abilities
Having confidence in your own ability to cope with the stresses of life can play an important part in resilience. Your belief in yourself plays an important role in coping with stress and recovering from difficult events. Remind yourself of your strengths and accomplishments and practice shifting negative beliefs that pop up in your mind. Remind yourself of the struggles you have faced and got through.
2) Embrace Change
Flexibility is an essential part of resilience. By practicing adaptability, you'll be better equipped to respond when faced with a life crisis. Resilient people often utilize these events as an opportunity to branch out in new directions. While some people may be crushed by abrupt changes, highly resilient individuals are able to adapt and thrive.
3) Developing Optimism
Staying optimistic during dark periods can be difficult, but maintaining a hopeful outlook is an important part of resilience. Positive thinking does not mean ignoring the problem in order to focus on positive outcomes. It means understanding that setbacks are temporary and that you have the skills and abilities to combat the challenges you face.
4) Nurture Yourself
Focus on building your self-nurturance skills and make time for activities that you enjoy. By taking care of your mind, body, and soul, you can boost your overall health and resilience, manage stress, and be fully ready to face life's challenges.
5) Build Strong Social Connection and Support
Having caring, supportive people around you act as a protective factor during times of crisis. While simply talking about a situation with a friend or loved one won't make your troubles go away, it allows you to share your feelings and get supported.
6) Spend Time in Nature
A great example nature demonstrates of resiliency is rest. In winter the trees go dormant, animals hibernate and seeds await to bloom in the spring. Our minds and bodies need rest and breaks from the busy world. With proper rest, we gain the capacity to handle challenges, stress and lead to having a different perspective.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Coach and Registered Yoga teacher, mentor and advisor. I draw from these modalities to support you with the healing process if needed, stress management, building resilience and shifting challenging thoughts. We connect with your intuition, get clear on your vision, address the blocks that are in the way so that you are living the life you want to live. There is no cookie cutter approach, our work together is completely tailor made to what it is your goals and needs are. My work is integrative, so I also work with the mind-body connection.
Life and Leadership Coach, Licensed Counselor, outdoor enthusiast, yoga lover and passionate about wellness.