Resiliency is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness”. It is the ability to bounce back. In life, we are all faced with difficulties and challenges. It is inevitable. How quickly do you recover? How do you react when faced with difficult times? How do you bounce back?
How you perceive the challenges in your life and how you perceive yourself, others, and your environment all impact your resiliency. What kind of energy do you use to approach your challenges? Do you use more catabolic (destructive) energy, thoughts and beliefs? Do you use more anabolic (constructive) energy, thoughts, and beliefs?
One step to increasing your resiliency is to become more aware of how you naturally approach stressful situations and challenges. As your self-awareness increases, you will be able to consciously choose how you react and perceive your challenges. It becomes your choice of how much catabolic and anabolic energy you use and how you can affect your resiliency. We all face tragedies, crises, and life problems and we can all learn how to bounce back quicker and stronger from the experience. Be conscious and be resilient!
"Resilience isn't a single skill. It's a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive."