How to build resilience, and why you should care.

What is resilience?

All of us have a certain level of emotional resilience. Essentially, resilience is our ability to respond to stressful or unexpected situations. 

Why should you care?

Resilience can help improve your mental health. Being resilient can improve your overall ability to cope with stress and big life changes.

Tips for working on your resiliency: 

  • Focus on connections. Spend your energy building strong, positive relationships. Outside of close friends and family, consider other types of connections you can make through volunteering or joining a group activity. Focus on building relationships with trustworthy and kind  individuals, who let you be yourself. 
  • Take care of your mind and body. Get involved in hobbies and activities that you enjoy. Be sure to prioritize physical activity into your routine. Creating a proper bedtime routine that sparks joy can also help get you in the mood for sleep. Generally, prioritizing positive lifestyle changes like nutrition, sleep, hydration, and exercise can help your ability in adapting  to stressful situations. 
  • Practice stress management and relaxation techniques. Try incorporating some gentle yoga practice, guided meditation, or deep breathing exercises when feeling overwhelmed. Gratitude journaling can also be beneficial here to focus your mind on the present moment. 
  • Always look for the good in the bad. Often times people find growth after difficult situations.  Even in times of tragedy or hardship, people often find some positive outcome and strength from a difficult situation. Looking for the good in the bad can increase your self-worth and often your appreciation for life itself.

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