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How to Develop Resilience


How to Develop Resilience

Ever wondered why two people faced with the same situation respond so differently? Or maybe you find yourself making a comparison with someone in a similar situation and wishing you could manage things in a more positive, healthy way. The good news is that you can – resilience is our ability to adapt and ‘bounce back’ from difficult
experiences. Being resilient is about managing emotions not suppressing them. We can train ourselves to be more resilient through changing our mindset; everyone can
develop resilience.

I have put together a list of mindsets of how to develop resilience; we are all individual so some will appeal more than others; you will find what works for you.

1. Becoming more flexible
This is my favorite and one that I constantly have to remind myself of. If you are
anything like me, you like to be organized and know when things are supposed to
happen. Challenges occur all the time, we encounter obstacles on a daily basis that means we have to change our plans. Having a flexible mindset allows us to adjust and adapt. Therefore, when an unexpected event occurs, you can adapt without getting stuck in negative thoughts and emotions. Here are some approaches to help you
become more flexible:

– Take a break, change your environment or go for a walk. You will notice a mind shift.
– Change your regular routine, alter the order of your day. It will help you to become more comfortable with unexpected events.

2. Accept change as part of life
It is much harder to resist change than it is to be flexible. As a result of situations,
certain goals may no longer be achievable, being able to accept the things that cannot be changed, can help us focus on the things that can. Directing our energy to things we can change is productive, useful and more likely to have a positive outcome.

3. Building relationships and asking for support
It can be difficult to ask for help as requesting support can make us feel vulnerable. I believe that knowing when you need support and being able to ask for it is a sign of strength. It is about being aware of when we need help and looking after ourselves. We all need support at some point in our life.
Similarly it is important to build good relationships with people you can trust and feel comfortable to ask for support. Accepting help and support from those who care and will listen strengthens resilience.

4. Accepting self and others
At the foundation of resilience is about how you feel about yourself. If you do not
accept who you are, you cannot like who you are. All we can do is learn from our
mistakes, nobody is perfect.
Find something positive about yourself and remind yourself of it.

5. Take care of yourself
Taking care of yourself helps keep you at your peak to deal with difficult situations. This involves paying attention to your needs, feelings, healthy eating, exercise, sleep and relaxation. Taking time to de-stress and recharge through activities such as
meditation, yoga and exercise can help to develop resilience.

These are just a few mindsets which can advise of how to develop resilience, there are many more. Resilience is partly based upon our attitudes and attached meanings to life events, these can be formed through our past experiences. Homeopathy can be
involved in helping to let go and process past experiences that have impacted how we see the world.

I would love to hear what helps you when faced with a difficult situation.

If you would like to explore further how I can help please contact me.

Until next time

Best wishes

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