What does it mean to be resilient?
Resilience is often expressed as perseverance, the ability not to give up despite failure and setbacks, as self-control, and as the ability to resist temptations and distractions that tend to stand in the way of attaining our goals.
When you learn resilience, you will feel a greater sense of self-confidence, self-esteem and inner strength, and consequently feel happier and more satisfied.
Resilience gives you the power to stick to your decisions and follow them through, without changing your mind, and is therefore one of the important requirements for building a healthy mind set.
The foundations of Resilience are: self-awareness, mental agility, self-care and our Interpersonal relationships including your family, friends, partners.
Let’s look at one of the foundations!
Self-Awareness is about constantly taking your emotional temperature and reflecting on the things that may make you feel uncomfortable. In these moments of discomfort, you can often find parts of yourself that need realignment and adjustment. The more self-aware you become the greater you will build your resilience.
Self-awareness is also about being clear on your life’s intent and when this happens, you will build a greater level of understanding about who you are in this complex beautiful world. When this happens, you will have an enhanced level of self-control and emotional regulation which will ultimately lead you to becoming your authentic self.