How can I become more resilient in the face of stress?

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. It means bouncing back from difficult experiences. Resilience is a skill that can be practiced and improved! 

Learn, learn, learn

  • Stop saying ‘I can’t’. Say- ‘I can’t…yet!’
  • Don’t shy away from difficult tasks
  • Focus on effort, struggle & persistence
  • Focus on learning and improving, not grades
  • Practice your skills and embrace new ones
  • Learn a foreign language, try public speaking, learn a new sport

Put in the work 

  • Seek challenges
  • Work hard
  • Understand however good you are, there is always room for improvement
  • Put a lot of effort in to the learning process
  • Set goals and adjust as needed
  • Celebrate your successes, big and small

Face setbacks

  • Keep trying new things to assist in learning new strategies
  • Reflect and focus on strategies that have worked, and haven’t
  • Embrace feedback and make changes as necessary
  • Find inspiration in others, for example read stories of famous peoples’ setbacks and how they persisted through these to achieve great things
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