MoHow Posted By Joel Simms Do you have the ability to overcome setbacks and bounce back? If you do, you are very rare. This ability is called Resilience. Experts in the field tell us that people with Resilience have a greater sense of control over their lives, are happier, are more likely to develop and maintain positive relationships with others, and tend to keep going in difficult situations.
If you have difficulty dealing with problems and want to become more Resilient here are 10 things for you to focus on and develop…
1. A Big Picture Purpose In Your Life Do things that bring meaning to your life. Spend time with your family, volunteer or work for a cause will make you feel stronger. People who’ve had a serious illness often find that being in a marathon or walk to raise money for a health-related charity makes them feel better.
2. Belief In Yourself Take more pride in your abilities and what you’ve done. Recognize your personal strengths and remind your self of them.
3. Taking More Action Think about what you can Do to improve your situation, and then do it. For example, if your manager cuts back your hours on a project, look at it as a chance to explore ways to improve your skills.
4. Adapting And Adjusting Goals Resilient people expect to face challenges at different points in their lives. They are able to adjust their goals and find ways to adapt.
5. Learning Lessons When a tough situation arises, don’t focus on who is to blame. Let go of pointing a finger, feeling stupid, or like a victim. Ask yourself what you could do differently next time to have a better result.
6. Stay Connected Foster your relationships with friends and family. When you’re going through a hard time, don’t withdraw from other people. ask for, and accept help from those who care about you.
7. Have Pressure Relief Strategies Make sure you have outlets to express what you are feeling and release tension. You can journal, meditate, exercise, or talk with a friend or professional.
8. Laugh as Much as Possible Have a sense of humor even when times are tough. Laughter relieves stress.
9. Daily Healthy Choices Exercise daily, eat well, and get good sleep and rest.
10. Optimistic Momentum Thinking A positive, constructive, and hopeful outlook will make you much more resilient. This way of thinking can be learned.
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