Modern day life can be extremely challenging and every day we wake up now there is a major change or announcement going on around the world.
We are advised to embrace the change, be positive, don’t dwell on the negative, set some goals to keep yourself on track, take action don’t be complacent, be optimistic, try and have a sense of humour and above all value or human connections.
We all experience setbacks at some stage. The question to ask yourself is:
Are major setbacks bad or moments of growth?
Perception plays a major role in being resilient in times of setbacks.
Resilience is the ability to recover after adversity. The ability to dust yourself off and keep going. The most resilient people that I have met are able to greet change and difficulty as an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growth. The good news is that resilience is a skill that one can learn and cultivate.
The big question is how do we learn to become resilient?
The process of building resilience is through:
- Negotiating with our available resources
- Developing our personal competence
- Facing adversity
One way to develop resiliency is to review your own personal strengths. Look at areas of your life that you have been successful in. This can build your confidence and help you become more resilient and over time expand into other areas. This way you have the knowledge of who or what helps you, a sense meaning and purpose. The feelings of success can be replicated, and this can help you become more resilient.
In my personal experience resiliency is mostly cultivated from within by how we perceive and then react to stressors. Learning Mindfulness Meditation is key in helping to develop these skills. Most of life’s stressors are subjective and with mindfulness (seeing things as they are in this present moment), we can respond with wisdom vs. react in an emotional or potentially damaging way.
If you are interested in learning to become more resilient contact us and ask about our individual or group Resiliency Coaching Programs.