Resilience is our capacity to bounce back, to recover quickly when things have been difficult. Being resilient also means having qualities of adaptability and strength and endurance.
Inspiration for nurturing resilience
Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth. When you’re facing adversity, practice asking yourself, “What can I learn here?” or “How can I bring meaning to this situation?”
Build a support network of friends, family and healthcare practitioners to reach out to when needed. We’re not meant to deal with life’s challenges alone.
Practice accepting life’s impermanence. Ask yourself, “How can I roll with life’s changes?”
Get curious about uncomfortable emotions like disappointment and embarrassment as they arise. Our ability to sit with discomfort builds resilience. Try a meditation in the Calm Emotions Series that resonates with you.
Take good care of your physical body. Drink enough water. Eat foods that make you feel good. Get quality sleep. Install a habit-tracking app to help you make your desired self-care second-nature.
Rather than blaming yourself for what’s happening in your life, meet yourself with empathy and compassion.
Learn skills for non-reactivity. The 21 Days of Calm meditation series teaches non-reactivity using body, sound, thinking, and emotion.
What part of me is tender and in need of my attention?