Resilience is defined as adapting well to life-changing situations. Importantly, resilience can involve personal growth. Although some individuals may be more resilient than others, anyone can develop resilience. Building resilience takes time and intentionality. The core components of resilience are building connections, fostering wellness, finding purpose, and embracing healthy thoughts. Examples of resilience strategies include prioritizing relationships, self-care (e.g., exercise), practicing mindfulness (e.g., yoga, meditation) moving toward your goals, and accepting change as a part of life.
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Author: Melissa Genn, MS, LBS
APA. (2020). Building your resilience. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience