Positive and Proactive Resilience

Resilience and wellbeing go hand in hand. Developing resilience is an ongoing process and is so much more than how we react to difficult situations. It is a general openness in our lives to looking after ourselves, developing ourselves and believing in ourselves. It’s being flexible and adaptable in our thoughts, actions and emotions. It gives us our inner strength, our confidence in our abilities and a sense of happiness and wellbeing in our lives.

Resilient people are positive and proactive. They :

  • think positively and creatively
  • anticipate problems and plan ways to overcome them
  • use calm times to find answers to everyday ongoing irritations and problems that have a tendency to demotivate.
  • consider alternative perspectives
  • prioritise realistically and focus on situations that they have control over.
  • have a realistic sense of proportion and do not worry about situations that they are unable to change.
  • are aware of their thoughts and are ready to hijack self-doubt and replace it with positive thinking.
  • manage their emotions by choosing how to react and respond to events so that they remain calm and logical

Resilience and self-care.

Resilience gives us our inner strength, our confidence in our abilities and a sense of happiness and wellbeing in our lives. There are many aspects of resilience and one of those is good self-care.

Resilient people look after themselves. They recognise that sleep, exercise, nutritious food, leisure time and down-time are vital for their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to be their best.

Resilience and feedback

Resilience gives us our inner strength, our confidence in our abilities and a sense of happiness and wellbeing in our lives. There are many aspects of resilience and one of those is learning from our mistakes while being kind to ourselves.

Resilient people accept mistakes and failures as a natural part of moving forward and developing. They:

  • see mistakes and failures as useful feedback and opportunities to improve
  • look for the lessons that they can learn from the situation
  • don’t see mistakes as a negative judgement on their self-worth
  • don’t let mistakes affect other unrelated areas of their lives

Resilience and social interaction

Resilience gives us our inner strength, our confidence in our abilities and a sense of happiness and wellbeing in our lives. There are many aspects of resilience and one of those is good social interactions.

Resilient people are part of a supportive social network. They

  • sees themselves as part of a team or network
  • have good relationships
  • value and are concerned for others
  • they both give and ask for support.
  • they learn from others, either directly or from observation

Resilience and self-esteem

Resilience gives us our inner strength, our confidence in our abilities and a sense of happiness and wellbeing in our lives. There are many aspects of resilience and one of those is good self-esteem

Resilient people put themselves in charge of their own self-esteem. They

  • are committed to their personal development and set themselves goals that reflect their values
  • put their efforts where they can have the most impact
  • take time to recognise their achievements
  • believe in themselves and keep a record of their successes to remind themselves when they need a boost
  • recognise their negative inner-critic and take steps to silence it
  • keep a sense of proportion and recognise things that go wrong as just a temporary situation and one that can be learnt from
  • are kind to themselves when things go wrong and don’t see them as a negative reflection on their self-worth
  • Keep moving forward taking calculated risks as necessary
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