Resilience is not just about the ability to bounce back. It’s also about how you adapt and change depending on the circumstance you are faced with.
One thing it is not, is trying to carry on regardless of how we feel – it’s not about being superhuman! Resilience is about understanding how and why we feel the way we do and developing coping mechanisms to help us deal with situations more effectively.
Everyone reacts differently to the same circumstances depending on how they view them and the meaning they attach to the circumstance or situation. We all have the power to choose our reactions and our viewpoint.
A resilient person:
- has confidence in their own ability
- can unblock negative assumptions by trying to challenge their own thoughts
- can re-frame a negative thought and look for a different point of view
- can focus on the bigger picture, not just the elements that are not going well.