Wellfie Wednesday Tip: Path of Resilience
Happy Wellfie Wednesday and welcome back! This week Wellfie Wednesday Tip: Path of Resilience, is brought to you by Patrick (@TheFuelPhysio). And we hope the topic is something that is applicable to everyone.
“This week I want to talk Resilience and making sure you are aware of your ability to “bounce back” when faced with difficult experiences. “Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors.” (1) So essentially how you react when unexpected or unwanted situations come your way. Do you get trapped behind new road blocks or roll with the punches and adapt to a new environment?
The American Psychological Association has some great resources on Resilience, including strategies and places to seek help. I’ll go ahead and share with you their “10 ways to build resilience,” (1) but be sure to check out their site for more in-depth information for each of these:
- Make connections
- Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems
- Accept that change is a part of living
- Move toward your goals
- Take decisive actions
- Look for opportunities for self-discovery
- Nurture a positive view of yourself
- Keep things in perspective
- Maintain a hopeful outlook
- Take care of yourself
I have personally come across several instances recently that have tested my resilience. With starting a new business and planning for a wedding, things never go exactly as I originally hope. But I have learned to accept that things are not always in my control and change can be a positive thing that usually puts me on a new path, but often a path with greater reward. ”
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
Resiliency is harder than you think, but it can be done. One baby step at a time. Leave a comment with how you work on being resilient! Would love to hear from you guys on this one!