24 August 2020
Have you ever wondered why some people stay calm during a crisis or challenge while others tend to unravel? Resilience is the quality that allows you to ‘survive’ and gain strength from hardship, or as a result of a changing world; resilient individuals dig deep to rebuild and reshape their lives when faced with adversity, trauma, tragedy or even significant stress.
We’re all facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s easy to allow yourself to be consumed by negative feelings. And for those who feel they lack resilience, it’s not so easy to bounce back from life’s challenges. When dealing with problems, they may feel victimised and blame others. Some people feel overwhelmed, helpless and isolated, while others get angry and lash out at those around them.
Emotional pain and sadness are common, which is why it’s important to cultivate resilience by examining your behaviour, thoughts and actions. Furthermore, resilience helps you to:
If you struggle with resilience, fortunately it’s a characteristic that can be developed in anyone.
Resilience is a changing, dynamic quality that can really be put to the test during particularly difficult situations such as the coronavirus pandemic. Keep the following in mind while you adjust to your new normal:
This article is published courtesy of CareWays.