Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult circumstances we may encounter. For example, a job loss, an illness, a disaster, a lost relationship or friendship, or a loved one’s death. Situations in life come in waves, and if we lack resilience, it’s possible to become overwhelmed, and develop unhealthy coping mechanisms and behaviors. Behaviors such as eating disorders, substance abuse/misuse, feeling victimized, unhealthy levels of stress, and more.
When we are resilient, we are able to adapt and feel a sense of empowerment. Even if it means reaching out to others for support. Also, in the event of trauma and adversity, we are able to maintain focus both physically and psychologically, because of our ability to be resilient.
A self-guided activity to help develop personal Resilience.