Why are some people able to embrace the challenges of life, while others choose to get lost in the emotions of anger frustration, blame and resentment?
Resilience is described by the American Psychology Association as the ‘process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health challenges, or workplace and financial stressors.’
Those people who fail to adopt strategies of resilience in their lives often find that they are either stressed out, or overwhelmed, or lack self confidence, or possess low self esteem, or they are focusing on some other un-resourceful emotions.
As a consequence of living in these types of states, it can lead to a negative impact on our health, our relationships, our energy, our experiences, our results and ultimately, our fulfilment.
Those who learn and practice resilient behavioural strategies are able to ‘bounce back’ quicker from difficult experiences than those who don’t practice resilience. And without a doubt, those who are able to recover from challenge, rather than fall apart, have several characteristics in common. These type of traits include:
Here are three simple tips to support a practice of resilience and manage the challenges that come along:
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