Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are having a great day so far. Today I wanted to talk about resilience and what to do when things don’t go as planned because let’s face it, they almost never do. And the one thing specifically that I hoped to touch on is resilience and building that strength as you go through whatever life has thrown at you. Resilience deals with how you deal with and bounce back from the difficulties that life puts you through. Those hard times are often inevitable and unavoidable, so building resilience helps you find your way back to where you want to be. So knowing how to build resilience is extremely important, and here are some tips I have learned.
Find the purpose.
No challenge or hard time comes without a purpose. Whether it’s something you are supposed to learn, something you are supposed to get or lose, or something that’s going to happen, nothing happens for no reason. So when those hard times of life come up and you find things aren’t exactly how you hoped they would be, look for the purpose. Find something that you can take away from this that you otherwise might not have found. I know it’s not easy, but when you look back in a month or a year, you will see it so clearly and you will most likely be very thankful for it.
Believe in your abilities.
Things can change in the blink of an eye. Nothing that we plan for is set in stone because life is extremely flexible and things happen as they are meant to, not as we plan for them. So it’s important that in these times of challenge and uncertainty that you remind yourself of your abilities. Even though there are so many things outside of your control, there are just as many that are within your control. You have so many strengths and abilities that you can depend on when you feel like things are falling apart. Focus on those and trust yourself.
Lean on your support system.
No one was meant to go through life alone. We all need a good support system, and if you don’t already have one I highly recommend starting now. Your support system can help provide wisdom, assistance, and just moral support as you navigate through the challenging things life throws at you. They probably won’t be able to fix all of your problems, but they can make things a bit easier to get through. It’s important to have people that you can confide in and that you can talk to no matter what you are going through because it can help remind you that you are not alone.
Change is not an easy thing to deal with because through most change we lose the ability to control everything. It’s really easy to fear change and dislike it. However, I challenge you to look at change differently. Look at it as an opportunity to grow and allow something new into your life. It’s true, most change is difficult. But most change also brings something into our lives that we didn’t know we needed and that we otherwise may not have come across. So if you learn to embrace change, you will learn to embrace the new and exciting things that comes with it.
Remember to take care of yourself.
It’s easy to lose control of everything when change comes into our lives and our plans fall apart. It’s easy to just give up on everything and stop really trying. Sometimes it’s a conscious decision and sometimes it’s unconscious. But it’s important, even in times of change or difficulties, that you remember to take care of yourself. Make sure you are eating, sleeping, and taking care of your most basic needs because if you let everything fall apart it will be way harder to get back up and bounce back from whatever else is happening in your life.
Building resilience isn’t the easiest or most fun thing to go through. However, if you remind yourself of what you are working toward and remember to keep focusing on the things you can control, it will be easier than you think. So just keep pushing through and doing your best. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you also have any tips for building resilience or going through change. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!