When something goes wrong, do you tend to bounce back, or do you fall apart?
When you have resilience, you harness the inner strength that helps you rebound from a setback or challenge, such as a job loss, an illness, or a relationship breakdown. By lacking resilience, you may dwell on problems, feel victimised, become overwhelmed or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse, eating disorders or risky behaviours.
Resilience won’t make your problems go away.
Resilience can give you the ability to see past them, finding enjoyment in life and better handle stress. When stress, adversity or trauma strikes, you still experience anger, grief, and pain, but you’re able to keep functioning — both physically and psychologically.
However, resilience isn’t about putting up with something difficult, being stoic or figuring it out on your own. In fact, being able to reach out to others for support is a key part of being resilient.
Resilience can also help protect you from various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Helping to offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions, such as being bullied or previous trauma.
If you aren’t as resilient as you’d like to be, you can develop and learn skills to become more resilient. Building resilience will help you:
- Thrive in the face of adversity
- Manage stress and uncertainty
- Continue to develop and improve over time
Let us help you build your resilience in your social, work, and home life to improve your spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Contact Irwin Edgehill Training by calling 07842 435921, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing our contact form.
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