8 ways to become more resilient

8 tips to become more resilient



Psychologists say that resilience can be learned - it's not something we either have or don't have. If you are in the middle of an event that you are struggling to recover from, that there are things you can do to help you begin to move forward.

The American Psychological Association recommends the following tips to help you build resiliency:

1. Make connections

Good relationships with close family members, friends or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and will listen to you strengthens resilience.

2. Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems

You can't change the fact that highly stressful events happen, but you can change how you interpret and respond to these events. Try looking beyond the present to how future circumstances may be a little better.

3. Accept that change is part of living

This might be your "new normal" and how you react to that change with new goals in mind is vitally important.

4. Move toward your goals

Do something regularly that enables you to move toward your goals.

Read on for more tips.