Importance of Resilience

We’ve all heard it said that life is sort of like a rollercoaster; it certainly has its ups and downs along the way. And we know that it’s not always easy to maintain the same level of positivity day-to-day. But what if we told you that there’s a quality that would come in handy in the face of those not so pleasant moments? 

Resilience may just be the key to success when it comes to staying happy through thick and thin. Keep scrolling if you’d like to learn more about this essential virtue, and get some ideas for how you can increase your own resilience!

So what does it mean to be resilient?

The simplest description defines it as the ability to adapt in the face of any source of stress. Resilience is not only essential because it prepares us to face adversity, but also because it enables us to bounce back after unwanted situations. This in turn helps us to improve our capacity to remain positive and confident after surprises and challenges that come our way. Accepting the situation and moving on when transformation is necessary are integral parts of the idea of resilience.

How can we benefit from this?

As research shows, being resilient has been proven to have quite a positive impact on our overall health, since this quality can make it much easier to achieve and maintain wellbeing. In other words, the more resilient we become, the more positivity we invite into our lives! Furthermore, like many traits, resilience does not only exist on a personal level, but concerns our whole society. Resilient individuals not only reach a better quality of life, but by achieving a bond with others, they also pave the way for global improvement and increased social wellbeing. 

After isolating ourselves in private and keeping our social distance in public, the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us all a very valuable lesson: If we unite together in the face of a challenge, chances are we can get over it more easily and quickly. That is why resilience has been especially significant in our current context, when a certain level of shared resilience created a safer environment and made it easier for us to recover from the unwanted effects of the virus.

Looking for a place to start?

We at wellyou know that happiness is never just about one aspect of our lives, but is reached through physical, mental, and social improvements. The idea of resilience is no exception. There are some essential characteristics that go hand in hand with a resilient person. For instance, it is recommended to integrate regular exercises and good nutrition into your routine, creating the necessary physical base. Viewing setbacks as possible fruitful challenges and focusing on things that you can actually control and change are some of the best mental traits. To promote further resilience for social improvement, having a good sense of humor – as well as surrounding yourself with positive people – will definitely help!

We have some good news!

Some people may naturally have more resilience than others, but luckily it’s a trait that can be learned and improved upon, too. We all have the natural type of resilience as part of our personalities, but there is also adaptive resilience that we can teach ourselves to improve our wellbeing. Experiencing surprises and challenges may make us sweat and leave us less energized, but this simultaneously allows us to learn and change, preparing us for the next possible adversity with a more grounded and confident attitude. In the end, it is only through these challenges that we can build an even stronger foundation for resilience. That means that even the high-pressure moments of our lives are necessary in order to acquire more of a positive perspective.

Next time you face a sticky situation, you can think of another challenging moment in the past and how you managed to overcome it. Your past self can thus become your own source of inspiration by reminding you of the sense of courage and strength you brought forward. You can also try to practice mindfulness to focus more on the moment. That way you are really present in an experience, and you can give your full attention to the situation itself, so as to come up with a better analysis. 

In a nutshell, resilience is important for the maintenance of our wellbeing in adverse situations. These challenging situations can be something minor, such as a delayed flight, or a much bigger issue, such as the current pandemic. Either way, we should always remember that these situations are temporary, and view each setback as an opportunity to grow.

If you’d like to learn even more about resilience, we recommend that you check out this book, which was inspired by true events.

Keywords: resilience, social wellbeing, mental wellbeing

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Importance of Resilience

We’ve all heard it said that life is sort of like a rollercoaster; it certainly has its ups and downs along the way. And we know that it’s not always easy to maintain the same level of positivity day-to-day. But what if we told you that there’s a quality that would come in handy in the face of those not so pleasant moments? 

Resilience may just be the key to success when it comes to staying happy through thick and thin. Keep scrolling if you’d like to learn more about this essential virtue, and get some ideas for how you can increase your own resilience!

So what does it mean to be resilient?

The simplest description defines it as the ability to adapt in the face of any source of stress. Resilience is not only essential because it prepares us to face adversity, but also because it enables us to bounce back after unwanted situations. This in turn helps us to improve our capacity to remain positive and confident after surprises and challenges that come our way. Accepting the situation and moving on when transformation is necessary are integral parts of the idea of resilience.

How can we benefit from this?

As research shows, being resilient has been proven to have quite a positive impact on our overall health, since this quality can make it much easier to achieve and maintain wellbeing. In other words, the more resilient we become, the more positivity we invite into our lives! Furthermore, like many traits, resilience does not only exist on a personal level, but concerns our whole society. Resilient individuals not only reach a better quality of life, but by achieving a bond with others, they also pave the way for global improvement and increased social wellbeing. 

After isolating ourselves in private and keeping our social distance in public, the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us all a very valuable lesson: If we unite together in the face of a challenge, chances are we can get over it more easily and quickly. That is why resilience has been especially significant in our current context, when a certain level of shared resilience created a safer environment and made it easier for us to recover from the unwanted effects of the virus.

Looking for a place to start?

We at wellyou know that happiness is never just about one aspect of our lives, but is reached through physical, mental, and social improvements. The idea of resilience is no exception. There are some essential characteristics that go hand in hand with a resilient person. For instance, it is recommended to integrate regular exercises and good nutrition into your routine, creating the necessary physical base. Viewing setbacks as possible fruitful challenges and focusing on things that you can actually control and change are some of the best mental traits. To promote further resilience for social improvement, having a good sense of humor – as well as surrounding yourself with positive people – will definitely help!

We have some good news!

Some people may naturally have more resilience than others, but luckily it’s a trait that can be learned and improved upon, too. We all have the natural type of resilience as part of our personalities, but there is also adaptive resilience that we can teach ourselves to improve our wellbeing. Experiencing surprises and challenges may make us sweat and leave us less energized, but this simultaneously allows us to learn and change, preparing us for the next possible adversity with a more grounded and confident attitude. In the end, it is only through these challenges that we can build an even stronger foundation for resilience. That means that even the high-pressure moments of our lives are necessary in order to acquire more of a positive perspective.

Next time you face a sticky situation, you can think of another challenging moment in the past and how you managed to overcome it. Your past self can thus become your own source of inspiration by reminding you of the sense of courage and strength you brought forward. You can also try to practice mindfulness to focus more on the moment. That way you are really present in an experience, and you can give your full attention to the situation itself, so as to come up with a better analysis. 

In a nutshell, resilience is important for the maintenance of our wellbeing in adverse situations. These challenging situations can be something minor, such as a delayed flight, or a much bigger issue, such as the current pandemic. Either way, we should always remember that these situations are temporary, and view each setback as an opportunity to grow.

If you’d like to learn even more about resilience, we recommend that you check out this book, which was inspired by true events. 

Keywords: resilience, social wellbeing, mental wellbeing

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Wanna chat? Contact us at
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