The word resilient refers to one’s ability to bounce back after a tough situation and avoid being the victim of helplessness. There are a lot of benefits to being resilient, and they include lowering risk of depression, helping to manage stress and even prolonging life. Even if you feel like you’ve had too much bad luck in your life and it seems impossible to become stronger because of it, don’t worry. Your lack of control stops today.
Seize your life and prepare for anything by becoming more resilient today using these techniques:
- Change your thoughts and work on developing a more positive attitude. Sometimes this can be very difficult to do, but it’s never impossible. If you can be optimistic even in the face of a setback, you are doing well! Find ways to improve your life; be creative; seize new opportunities. When negative thoughts come along, don’t make them welcome. Chase them away immediately and form new, positive thoughts.
- Spend time with positive people. Don’t let anyone or anything bring you down. Don’t look at problems as the end of the world.
- Embrace change. Sometimes it comes without any warning at all, and it’s not always change we want. When it’s something you have control over, do something about it. If the change is something you don’t have control over, use your survival skills to deal with it, embrace it or find a way to adapt to it.
- Try new things periodically. This will help you to get used to change and to give yourself permission to fail sometimes. Of course, you will succeed sometimes too. Being able to deal with both failure and success are important parts of being resilient.
- Practice your problem-solving skills. Sometimes the reason people aren’t resilient is because they haven’t learned enough problem-solving skills. This helps you to learn some new things about yourself. Find more than one solution to the problem and weigh out the pros and cons. Next, carefully consider which solution you want to choose and then put it into action. Get some feedback. If it didn’t work, try another solution.
- Learn something new from your mistakes. Don’t just quit after a failure. Go back and investigate what went wrong or what might have worked better.
- Ask questions and seek knowledge. Search online or go get books from the library. Read about some things that might offer you some answers to your struggles. Find a way to make a change for the better or accept the things you can’t change.
Resilience will really help you in all areas of your life as well as being a family caregiver.
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