What is resilience?
- Resilience is a strength that helps you bounce back after stressful situations.
- When you are resilient, you can recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult times.
- You can be resilient while still feeling sad and worried, but resilience helps you feel calmer and look for positive ways to manage stress.
The following healthy habits can reduce stress and improve resilience
- Getting enough sleep
- Eating well
How can I be more resilient in a crisis?
Any crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic, can test resilience. Try positive self-talk. Be kind to yourself and find what works best for you! These steps can help you weather many storms.
- Seek emotional support from friends and family
- Focus on self-care activities, e.g. take regular breaks, go for a walk, plan out a healthy diet, etc.
- Remember some aspects of the situation are under your control.
- Talk about how you feel.
- Have a sense of humour. It’s OK to laugh when things get rough.
- Look for the good in stressful situations and learn from them.
- Use strategies such as deep breathing and mindfulness to find a sense of calm.
- Do things that you enjoy. Find comfort in activities that bring you happiness.
- Practice gratitude. Be thankful for the good things in each day.
* The above information is provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS).
Word of the Day:Weather (as a verb): To weather a storm is to come safely through a storm.