Changes are always resisted by humans especially when they come in the form of adversity or challenges. But what most people fail to understand that changes are inevitable and the only way to survive a change is by being resilient. The trait of resilience not only makes you confront the challenges but also helps you to grow and thrive in it. It helps you to gain the capacity to cope with stress and believe in your own self. Resilience is not just about one trait, it involves behaviours, thoughts, and actions that can be learned and developed with the passage of time.
Following are the ways that can help you develop resilience when you need your strength the most:
A sense of perspective:
When the pressure is on, you fail to focus on seeing the right perspective. But no matter how worse your situation is, you need to know the challenges you are dealing with because it is important to keep the perspective. You need to know how big or small the challenges are and see how things change. When you will get a clear perspective of what you are dealing with, it will give you the courage to move forward.
Know where you are:
Lying to yourself leads you to nowhere; therefore, try to be as honest as you can be with your own self. It is important to know what the circumstances are and where you stand. You will better be able to plan a strategy to get out of a situation rather than not being realistic about it.
Do not blame others:
Blaming others will not lessen the pressure in a tough situation. But if you accept your mistakes and take control of your responsibilities, it will save you a lot of time and energy. Instead of blaming others focus on what you can control and plan what next steps you need to take.
Relax and enjoy:
No matter how tough things get, cultivate the ability to be good at laughing. Laugh at the mistakes you made but do remember the lessons you learned. Do not keep grudges as they won’t let you move forward. Keep a good sense of humor and lighten up.
Have the courage to accept life as it is:
It is not easy to get up after facing setbacks in life. But nothing comes easy and you have got to have the courage in order to succeed. You need to be prepared to face life when it challenges you. Therefore, have courage because life is not all sunshine and lollipops.