Resilient people seem to roll with the punches and recover quickly from setbacks and disappointments. We are living in turbulent times and the stress associated with our jobs often leaves us feeling less than resilient. Resilient people do not live without adversity or stress. Rather, they have learned how to bounce back from adversity. Below are some tips offered by the Mayo Clinic to improve your resilience.
Get connected. Building strong, positive relationships. Friends and family can provide you with needed support and acceptance in both good times and bad.
Make every day meaningful. Do something that gives you a sense of accomplishment and purpose every day.
Learn from experience. Think of how you’ve coped with previous hardships. Some people keep a journal and use it as a reminder of coping skills that were helpful in the past.
Remain hopeful. You can’t change the past, but you can always look toward the future.
Take care of yourself. Tend to your own needs and feelings. Participate in activities and hobbies you enjoy. Include physical activity in your daily routine. Get plenty of sleep. Eat a healthy diet.
Be proactive. Don’t ignore your problems. Instead, figure out what needs to be done, make a plan, and take action.
Becoming more resilient takes time and requires action steps.