Make connections. Good relationships with close family members, friends or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and will listen to you, strengthens resilience.
Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems. Try looking beyond the present to how future circumstances may be a little better.
Accept that change is a part of living. Accepting circumstances that cannot be changed can help you focus on the circumstances that can.
Move toward your goals. Instead of focusing on tasks that seem unachievable, ask yourself, “What is one thing I know I can accomplish today that helps me move in the direction I want to go?”
Take decisive actions. Act on adverse situations as much as you can, rather than detaching completely from problems and stresses and wishing they would go away.
Look for opportunities for self-discovery. People often learn something about themselves and find they have grown in some respect as a result of a struggle.
Nurture a positive view of yourself. Developing confidence in your ability to solve problems and trusting your instincts helps to build resilience.
Keep things in perspective. Avoid blowing a stressful event out of proportion. Look at it in a broader context.
Maintain a hopeful outlook. Being optimistic enables you to expect that good things will happen in your life. Try visualising what you want and not worrying about what you fear.
Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. That will help keep your mind and body primed to deal with situations that require resilience.