Coping with Setbacks

 Resilience, the ability to bounce back from difficult situations, can predict how satisfied you are in life. Learning to be more resilient can help you stay strong and positive in the face of daily upsets as well as major life events. It can boost self-esteem, help you be less afraid of change, and encourage you to take risks where you could fail. While some of us are naturally more resilient than others, it’s a trait that can be worked on and improved. Use these strategies to boost yours. Engage in meaningful activities every day. Do things that are important to you and encourage self-growth. Maintain strong relationships with others; having a stable network of people you can count on will help buoy you in tough times. Foster a nurturing and positive view of yourself; don’t beat yourself up when things don’t go your way. Accept circumstances instead of dwelling on them. Take decisive action, rather than detaching from problems and wishing they would go away.

"If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance.” Ralph Marston

Posted on September 28, 2015 and filed under wellness.