Road to Resilience

Resilience is “bouncing back” or adapting from difficult experiences.

Resilience can be learned and developed.

Here among the ways to build our personal resilience

  1. Make connections. Participating in civic groups, faith-based organization, or other groups may provide social support and help with reclaiming hope. Contrary to popular beliefs, accepting help and support actually would strengthen our resilience.
  2. Avoid viewing problems as impossible. Stressful things happen, and we can choose how we view and respond to stress. Therefore, be aware of the little things that helps us feel better.
  3. Accept changes as part of life. Accepting situations that cannot be changed can help us focus better on the circumstances that we can change.
  4. Move toward our goals. Develop realistic goals. Make continuous progress and improvement on ourselves on our journey to realizing our goals and objectives. Remember that every small success helps us to move forward to our goals.
  5. Take clear actions. Act on difficult situation as much as we can. Take positive actions rather than detaching completely from problems and wishing these problems would just go away. Remember that, never hope for easier life, pray and work for stronger strengh in character and abilities.
  6. Look for opportunities for self-discovery. Many people who have suffered tragedies and hardship have reported better relationship. A greater sense of strength even while feeling vulnerable. Increased sense of self-worth, a more developed spirituality, and heightened appreciation of life.
  7. Nurture a positive views of ourselves. We need to develop confidence in our own ability to solve problems. Trust our instincts to help build our resilience.
  8. Keep things in perspective. Try to consider stressful situations in the higher picture. Keep a long-term perspective and avoid blowing the situation out of perception.
  9. Maintain a hopeful outlook. An optimistic attitude enables us to expect that good thing will happens in our life. Therefore, we need to visualize what we want rather than worrying too much on what we fear.
  10. Take care of ourselves. We need to pay more attention to our own needs and feelings. Participate in activities that we enjoy doing and relaxing. Taking care of ourselves helps keep our mind and body prepared to deal with stressful situations.

Author: Aarif Billah

Those who matters would know, and those doesn't know won't matter

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