The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recommends
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recommends meditating, reframing the situation, leaning on your social network, cultivating positive thinking, laughing more and being optimistic to help build resilience.
Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ after challenges and tough times. For children, challenges and tough times include experiences like starting at a new school or kindergarten, moving house, or welcoming a sibling into the family. … Children build resilience over time through experience.
There is only one way to gain self-confidence: Do difficult things. You can consciously choose your challenges or let the vagaries of life choose them for you. Either way, by facing your fears and insecurities head-on and moving forward even before you feel confident, you paradoxically develop confidence.
An example of resilient is elastic being stretched and returning to its normal size after being let go. An example of resilient is a sick person rapidly getting healthy. Able to recover readily, as from misfortune.
Dr Ginsburg, child paediatrician and human development expert, proposes that there are 7 integral and interrelated components that make up being resilient – competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control.
Resilience is made up of five pillars: Self Awareness, Mindfulness, Self Care, Positive Relationships and Purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient.
Resilient people tend to be flexible in their way of thinking and responding to stress. An important component of cognitive flexibility is accepting the reality of our situation, even if that situation is frightening or painful. Acceptance is a key ingredient in the ability to tolerate highly stressful situations.
Having control of our emotions is necessary in order for us to be resilient individuals. … The resilience training for teachers provided within Emotional Intelligence in the Reslience Toolkit can be used to gain an understanding of our own emotions and to find ways to process and be aware of these emotions.