Continuing to build your resilience
So on our last blog about resilience, you learnt strategies 1 to 5 on how to be that more resilient version of yourself. I bet you’ve all been at the edge your seats, consistently refreshing our help and advice page to find out what strategies 6 to 10 are. Don’t worry, the wait is over!
Throw back to a week ago, strategies 1 to 5 to resilience were:
- Take a journey of self-discovery
- See the glass half-full
- Take emotional control
- Change for the better
- Cope well with conflict
6. Embrace probortunities
Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make you strong.
How to turn problems into opportunities:
- Be positive and view your problems as opportunities
- Identify and understand each problems
- Be creative and explore a range of options
- Determine your goal to help you select your solution
7. Look after yourself
Your health is your wealth
How to be healthier:
- Refuse the snooze on your alarm
- Buy a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps a day
- Reduce caffeine, refined sugar and carbs
- Reduce alcohol and drink more water
- Build in relaxation time for yourself everyday
8. Make positive connections
Remember, we all stumble, everyone one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
How to build better relationships:
- When you feel low make an effort to connect with others
- Appreciate and accept people for who they are
- Cultivate and nurture your friendships
- Be open to exploring and making new connections
9. Let go of the past and keep going
If you are going through hell, keep going.
How to keep going
- Take personal responsibility for your responses
- Learn to let go of the baggage from your past
- Explore healthy coping mechanisms
- Develop an attitude of gratitude
10. Create a personal vision.
Vision without execution is hallucination.
How to achieve your goals:
- Decide what is really important
- Use the SMART acronym to set goals
- Believe in yourself and your ability to make positive things happen!
We hope that these two blogs have helped you to make a few easy changes and have enabled you to be more resilient in your day to day life. Always remember, practise makes perfect!