Resilience is a quality that allows people to be knocked down by obstacles or adversities in life – but come back stronger
Adversities of Life
Life isn’t always a straight line.
We all experience a combination of positive and negative events throughout our life.
When a certain life event doesn’t turn out as originally planned – we can feel frustration or disappointment.
We all have days or weeks that may throw us off course, and that’s okay.
All life experiences are unique, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for you.
But with that said, you have the ability to successfully navigate through challenges which is commonly known as resilience.
What Makes us Stronger
You may be familiar with the expression, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
All of your experiences, both positive and negative, have shaped you into the person you are today.
The negative experiences you’ve faced over the years have helped teach you exactly what you are capable of handling and moving past.
None of us know what tomorrow has in store. All you can do is be capable in your ability to take on each new day and navigate it the best you can.
So, How Do You Build Resilience?
Like any skill, building resilience isn’t something that can be done overnight.
It’s a process that must be taken on day by day.
With that said, there are a few habits that can help alter your mindset:
1) Be mindful of the things you tell yourself.
2) Remind yourself that you have dealt with challenges in the past and that you have what it takes to tackle more in the future.
3) Celebrate all lessons learned.
4) Respect your body’s needs and let yourself rest when you need to.
You are capable of a lot more than you give yourself credit for.
You have what it takes to handle anything that comes your way.
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