Life can be tough. Developing resilience is key.

Cindy JobsHealth and Well-Being, Uncategorized

“Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before.” Psychology Today.

We’ve all probably experienced moments when we felt so strong, that we knew could take on any level of adversity.

And other moments when even the smallest set-back will bring us to our knees.

What makes some people resilient than others?

Mastery: The ability to see ourselves as in control of our lives.

Social Support: Having or perceiving that we have a network of others who can provide support, particularly during times of stress.

Skills, habits, and attitudes for developing resilience:

  1. Connection with others.
  2. Flexibility.
  3. Realistic expectations.
  4. Communication and problem-solving.
  5. Managing emotions.
  6. Developing self-confidence.
  7. Finding purpose and meaning.
  8. Looking at the big picture.
  9. Using humor (appropriately).
  10. Engaging in good self-care.
  11. Engaging in the care of others (giving back).

And finally, inspirational words from one of my favorite authors/researcher/speakers, Brene Brown:

“Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience.”



Why Some People Are More Resilient Than Others: Psychology Today

Why are some individuals more resilient than others: the role of social support: National Center for Biotechnology Information

The Eleven Skills and Attitudes That Can Increase Resilience: Psychology Today

Cindy Jobs, COC, ACC

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