What is resilience? When faced with challenges, natural disaster, health concern, relationship, work, or school problem, resilience is how well a person can adapt to the events in their life. A person with good resilience has the ability to bounce back more quickly and with less stress than someone whose resilience is less developed.
Everybody has resilience. It’s just a question of how much and how well you put it to good use in your life.
Everyone can learn to increase their resilience abilities. Like any human skill, learning greater resilience is something that you can do at any age, you just need a willingness to learn and take action.
Top Tips for Building Resilience
FOCUS on the good things in the present moment
THINK of the great things you can do now, rather than worrying about things you can’t do
EXERCISE, enjoy being outside and being involved in activities, including team sport and clubs for social connection with others who share a passion
SLEEP, get enough
MAINTAIN and build relationships with family, friends and community to stay connected
CHECK on work and school colleagues, listen and ask R U O K
TRAVEL locally to get into nature on weekends, go for a hike, bike ride, explore somewhere new in your own local area
REACH out when you aren’t feeling like yourself- it’s OK to not be OK
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