Easy Tips for Building Your Resiliency Muscles

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Resiliency is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It’s the ability to bounce back from challenging events and overcome obstacles.

To be resilient means to be flexible and to be able to adapt to new circumstances quickly. But how do you get up and thrive in a state of constant change? Here are a few tips to build your resilience:

  1. Be positive:
    There always a silver lining in even the worst of circumstances, so choose your perspective wisely. Being unhappy, frustrated, sad, or just about any other feeling, happens because our perspective and reality are out of alignment. We can’t control what’s happening much of the time, but we can certainly choose our perspective.
  2. Live to Learn:
    Learn to see your challenges as opportunities to grow. Difficult times are catalysts for growth. Being resilient means looking at a problem with a view to either proffer a solution or learn a lesson. Individuals who possess a mindset to learn have been shown to embrace challenges and persist in the face of adversity.
  3. Cultivate gratitude:
    When adversity strikes, gratitude for the things that are going right in your life will help you put tragedy in perspective. When you take stock of how things might have been otherwise, instead of just how they are, you’re automatically using strategic positive thinking to raise your gratitude.
  4. Spend time outdoors and surround yourself with people you enjoy:
    Studies show that time in nature helps in combating stress and improving immunity. Exposure to green-spaces have been proven to reduce the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. Spending more time outside might mean looking for a new outdoor hobby, taking your meals outside, or even exploring a local park.
  5. Be humorous and make yourself a priority:
    Mind your diet and get enough sleep. Don’t miss your exercises. Increase your capacity to handle whatever life presents with confidence and humor. Laughing in the face of adversity can be profoundly pain relieving for both the body and mind.

Are there other ways to build resiliency we should know? Please share your thoughts.