Resilience is more than a positive mindset. Simply being positive can become toxic if we don’t identify or acknowledge what struggles we are experiencing. The crises of 2020 have forced us to dig deep and find our strength. We have had to adapt within circumstances that are uncomfortable and challenging and forced to pivot and flex which are perfect examples of resiliency.
Resilience starts with a foundation of wellness. Optimal wellness is a system of ingredients that all work together. Social networks of support, relationships with those in our home and our extended families, financial resources, healthcare and daily habits of health, emotional strength and flexibility as well as our faith communities or spiritual connections. Tending to all of them can be challenging without crises going on. This unprecedented time in history may have highlighted what is not working in our lives. Pause to notice what areas may need your attention.
In order to bolster and build our resiliency there are several things we can do. I have created a list of 10.
10 steps to build resilience