Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. ― Steve Maraboli
My brother told me once that I was the most RESILIENT person he knows. Honestly, I never looked at myself in that manner. I would just always keep going regardless of what life setbacks and challenges came my way. I was just always willing to embrace the challenges. Psychologist, Robert Brooks, PHD states, “People with resilience have a greater sense of control over their lives.” Please view Here
RESILIENCE can be defined as the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. It’s the ability to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. RESILIENCE is that perplexing life skill and character trait that you develop, that helps you recover and bounce back from life setbacks and challenges. If you live long enough and you are reading this lovely post, life will knock you down and you will endure many things that you will have to recover from.
Inner resilience and the ability to bounce back are personal qualities. … Align yourself with someone who has this kind of resilience so that your own can be strengthened. Find another oak to weather the storm with you. Anyone who is in touch with his or her core self will always respond. -Deepak Chopra
RESILIENCE to me is your rubber band of life, it should always remain strong, it only breaks if its weak. You have to decide if you want to be a strong thick rubber band or if you are one of those skinny rubber bands that breaks .
Below are my 5 ways to remain resilient during difficult times:
1. Change your thought process- Whenever you are passing through something, you must change the way you think. I used to have that oh it’s me, I am the only one going through this no one understands. Keep in mind that what ever you are going through, it has happened to someone else.
2. Stay prepared– Always know storms will come. Life have its highs and its lows. No one is exempt from life setbacks. Always try to be proactive verses reactive with certain life challenges.
3. Never give up-Giving up is very easy, but the ability to endure is fulfilling. Find something to live for. Find something that will keep you going.
4. Know your core support system-Everyone has that go to person that they can call or visit, that will bring them back to perspective. Everyone has someone that understands, and they just listen to them. When we are going through, we don’t need to be criticism and to be beat down. We need understanding the most.
5. Acceptance– It may take time but once you accept what has happened. You can overcome your life setback quicker. Living in denial will break your resilience .
How do you overcome life challenges and setbacks? What advice would you give someone who struggles with resilience? Comment Below