The most resilient people make it through the worst of times and not by accident. Regardless of how you were raised, or what you’ve learned along the way, tough times come and go. With the recent pandemic, you may be experiencing hard times, whether it be physically, emotionally, or financially. Building resilience is something anyone can do—and needs to, in order to thrive in the face of adversity. By utilizing these secrets of resilient people, you’ll be better prepared to face any challenge that comes your way.
1. Create a Habit of Self-Care
Physical wellness plays a huge role in building resilience. We all know stress affects your emotional state, but did you know the stress hormone corticosteroid can also suppress the effectiveness of the immune system? It’s true! Be sure to take a more personal approach to self-care, body and mind. You’ve heard this before, but get more sleep, stay hydrated and remain active.
2. Embrace Change with Optimism
Highly resilient people are optimists! Positive people get excited about the prospect of change because their view on life is, in general, an optimistic one and therefore they expect that good things will happen more often than bad. Instead of forcing things to happen, they allow things to happen. They embrace change. They get curious. Curiosity is an important trait to have because it provokes movement and the power to get out of one’s comfort zone.
3. Reach Out and Accept Help
Guess what? True strength is admitting you can’t handle it all alone! Seek out and surround yourself with supportive people. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and don’t feel guilty about it either. Needing and receiving help is all part of the human experience. Resilient people fight the urge to isolate and choose to accept social support.
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