If you missed the last post on building resilience, I recommend your going back to it. You can read it here.
If you would like to work on practical tools and techniques to becoming a stronger more resilient person, here are 5 powerful ideas from Experience Life magazine, worth implementing in your life.
1. Pump up your positivity
While recognizing and acknowledging the hardships in life, a resilient person will also always look for the silver lining. If you want to be able to bounce back in the face of adversity, you need to be able to have a 3-to-1 ratio of positive to negative experiences in your life.
Maintaining a positive attitude and noticing the good in life will help you keep strong when life gets tough.
2. Live to learn
Instead of giving up in the face of challenge, resilient people use hardships as a springboard for growth. Instead of running away from struggles, realize that each struggle will teach you something about yourself, and help you build your character. Every challenge is a journey that can bring you closer to your true self.
3. Open your heart
One of the greatest ways of building resiliency is by engaging in helping others. Open your heart to help other people who are struggling, will give you a boost to becoming a stronger, more resilient person.
Additionally, open your heart to feeling gratitude for all the blessings in your life. Work on consciously drawing attention to the positive things in your life, strengthening your gratitude thus building resilience.
4. Take care of yourself
Believe it or not, your health will play a major factor in your ability to stay strong in the face of adversity. Get enough sleep, maintain a well balanced, nutritious diet, and keep up with your regular exercise. Taking care of yourself physically, will help you be less fragile and less likely to fall into unhealthy patterns following a serious setback or tragedy.
5. Hang on to humor
They say that laughter is the best medicine, and if you are struggling, keep up a pattern of humor to help lighten the load. Laughing in the face of adversity can be profoundly pain relieving, for both the body and mind.
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