Resilience

“Do you succumb or do you surmount?”

When faced with adverse situations, the challenges and obstacles one experiences gives resilience the chance to emerge

Stressful situations, such as final exams, serve as an opportunity to build resilience by allowing you to learn your reactions to stress and help you to adapt to these challenges in the future

  • Make advancements towards your goals

    • Ask yourself, “What’s one thing I know I can accomplish today that helps me move in the direction I want to go?” instead of focusing on tasks that seem unachievable

    • Set realistic goals for yourself and try to work on them regularly

    • Develop goals that emphasize an internal locus of control which will help control how you respond to circumstances

  • Keep things in perspective

    • Focus on the situation in a broader context

    • View difficulties as challenges and respond with decisive actions  

    • Maintain a hopeful outlook by visualizing what you want instead of focusing on what you fear

    • Be aware of your emotions, specifically what you feel and determine why

  • Make self-care a priority

    • Remember to take care of yourself by staying mindful of your feelings and needs!

    • Establish a routine to hold yourself accountable

    • Conserve, preserve, and protect your mind and body from the feelings of stress!

    • Self-care contributes to maximization of strengths and accomplishments by minimizing weakness and setbacks