‘Bouncing back’ is what we do when we face disappointment, defeat, and failure. Instead of wallowing or letting things keep us down, we get back up and continue on with our lives. And if 2020 has shown us anything it’s that you never know what the future holds!
Processing our disappointment when things haven’t gone according to plan and bouncing back to keep moving forward in a positive mindset is a skill we’ve all mastered this year, so pat yourselves on the back!
Bouncing back, or ‘resilience’ is a complex human skill with many moving parts, including:
Laughter, positivity and hope
Resilient people will not dwell on a problem, but rather look to future solutions that should be considered. They know the power of laughter and in having a positive and hopeful attitude.
Accepting change on a daily basis
Being resilient allows us to survive and thrive in a world of constant change. Think of change as a part of the daily rountine of life. The most resilient people embrace the new opportunities that change brings them.
Being adaptable and flexible
To be resilient you have to experience personal setbacks – which is scary! Resilient people know the huge effort and energy it takes to be able to ‘bounce back’ from the challenges of life.
Valuing the importance of health & well-being
A resilient person understands the importance of being physically, emotionally and mentally fit. They understand the importance of consistently following daily healthy habits that nurture and strengthen their health and well-being. They value the positive energy they get by surrounding themselves with like-minded people and the energy that builds and maintains their emotional, physical and mental well-being. Resilient people have healthy and strong relationships which they value and nurture.
Asking for help
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Resilient people seek support, advice and encouragement from others when times are tough. They value the input of others, along with the wisdom and energy to overcome the adversity or solve the problems they are facing. Resilient people embrace belonging to a community.