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.
You might need to start off improving your adaptability, flexibility and resilience by changing your mindset. If you don’t like change, try to embrace it more and find something positive to focus on. Concentrate on things that are under your control rather than out of your control.
The good news is resilience can be learned. It involves developing thoughts, behaviors, and actions that allow you to recover from traumatic or stressful events in life.
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.
Uncertainty removes our ability to plan for the future. It makes us feel that we are unable to rely on experience to make new decisions. This inability to make informed decisions can deeply impact our mental health.
“Resilience is about putting those decisions about things that impact our daily lives and our basic needs, back in the hands of the people, so that they can figure it out themselves.
Resilience is undeniably influenced by genetic factors, but very little is known about the exact underlying mechanisms. A recently published genome-wide association study (GWAS) on resilience has identified three new susceptibility loci, DCLK2, KLHL36, and SLC15A5.
Mental toughness is like a muscle. It needs to be worked to grow and develop. … Mental toughness is built through small wins. It’s the individual choices that we make on a daily basis that build our “mental toughness muscle.” We all want mental strength, but you can’t think your way to it.
Flexibility is an essential part of resilience. By learning how to be more adaptable, you will be much better equipped to respond to adversity or any life crisis you experience. Resilient people often use difficult events as an opportunity to branch out in new directions.
Key Points: Self-awareness is essential for resilience. You can be a more effective Soldier, Family member, or DA Civilian by being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and reactions, because some thoughts, feelings, and reactions hinder effectiveness and others enhance effectiveness.
In fact, it turns out that there is significant evidence that resilience has declined in young people. Rates of anxiety and depression have increased and direct measures of resilience which have been used longitudinally are showing declines in this important psychological characteristic.
The truth is, people are not born resilient; each individual can build up their resiliency in their everyday lives and careers over time. Resiliency can be learned, acquired, and honed through conscious decisions to observe and practice – for benefits you’ll reap when the going gets tough.
Resilience refers to the ability to successfully adapt to stressors, maintaining psychological well-being in the face of adversity. It’s the ability to “bounce back” from difficult experiences. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or don’t have.
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.
Reis, Zautra, and I have suggested that good listening to build social resilience is as simple as ABCDE: (1) Attend: Pay attention to each other with genuine interest. (2) Being there: Be present and responsive to one another. (3) Caring. Care for one another and accept how things look from the other person’s side.
You’re More Resilient Than You Give Yourself Credit For. Along the same line, too much resilience could make people overly tolerant of adversity. … In addition, too much resilience can get in the way of leadership effectiveness and, by extension, team and organizational effectiveness.
You believe in yourself.
A resilient person is not cocky or overly confident; quite the opposite: He has a clear sense of his own potential, capability, and ability to cope and achieve — a top trait of resilient people.
Now if you’re unfamiliar, the term “Filipino Resiliency” means that Filipinos, especially the victims of these natural disasters, can overcome any hardship and are idolized for doing so.