RESILIENCE - Chapter 9


As we have seen, resilience is an important part of life. If you are unable to bounce back from adverse situations, your life will feel difficult, meaningless, and unnecessarily disheartening. For this reason, it is imperative to train your resilience so that way you can bounce back and enjoy life to its fullest, no matter how difficult a situation may be. In this book, we defined resilience as one’s ability to bounce back from adverse situations, and looked at the four types of resilience, which includes psychological, emotional, physical, and community resilience. Additionally, we looked at the four main components of resilience, which includes connection, wellness, healthy thoughts, and meaning. We then looked at how to develop these four components of resilience during difficult phases of life. More specifically, we looked at how to build connections during times of loss, how to foster wellness during times of poor mental and physical health, how to think healthy thoughts during difficult and uncontrollable times, and how to find purpose when you feel lost. Finally, we looked at how to bring all four components together in order to practice resilience training. We specifically discussed how attention training can boost psychological, emotional, and physical resilience. More so, we recommend training your attention even on your good days so that you are ready for the bad ones. Now that you have learned key strategies to boost your mental dexterity, you can bounce back from any situation and find yourself stronger than before. It is important to remember to be kind to and patient with yourself as you try to become more resilient. As we stated in chapter one, resilience is a journey, not a destination. The best way to enjoy your journey is to be kind and accept that change won't happen overnight.