Reflection on Resiliency

Reflection on Resiliency

It seems that we are often reflecting on our struggles in life and how we can grow and be better. I think that most people feel that they have more to offer but are not sure as to what that is. How we see ourselves and the world is huge in how we move forward.

According to webster, “resiliency is an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” To reflect on the level of your resiliency think about if you can take your failures as opportunities to grow or not. Are you becoming a stronger person because of them or are they knocking you down on your butt? Are you able to adapt to the challenges that arise? Are you able to move from being a victim to a survivor, and from a survivor to living life more fully and being more self-sufficient? If you are not as resilient as you would like to be then there are things that you can do to help yourself become more optimistic and adaptable to change.

  • Develop a daily routine that sets you up to grow. Think about your physical care such as caring for your body by eating regularly and nutritiously as well as exercising, to mental care which is challenging your brain by researching, learning, and taking on new projects.
  • Think about your goals and set goals regularly that give you a sense of meaning or purpose. Think of goals that are in relation to topics that you are interested in.
  • Practice being grateful and think about what is going well in your life.
  • Ask for help if you need it, we as people are “perfectly imperfect” and can grow from talking to others and reaching out for help as needed.

Overall, it is important to believe in yourself. We have the control to influence happiness in our lives as “happiness is an internal job.” Being resilient can influence how you feel, how you cope and how you act because our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all interconnected.

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