8 ways to become more resilient

It's the thing you fear the most. Something tragic happens to you, or a family member and you have no idea how to move forward. People tell you it will be fine and to just keep putting one foot in front of the other; but, like so many other things in life, that is much easier said than done.

When you are in the throes of an adverse situation, how do you move forward? How do you make sense of what happened?

Psychologists often use the word resilience to describe a measurement of one's capacity to recover fully from an adversity.

Charles Figley, PhD says that being resilient is "like pressing a balloon tightly and examining how completely the balloon assumes its original position."

Developing resiliency is not only important for events that happen to your personally, it can also aid in understanding the world around you. In view of many of the world's recent tragedies and difficulties, resilience has become an important addition to a healthy worldview.

People who are resilient are able to believe in themselves and their ability to effectively manage life's challenges.

So with the balloon analogy in mind, how do you bring your life back to its original position after it has been pressed so tightly? How do you find this resiliency?

Read on to get tips to become resilient.


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