Resilience or emotional resilience is our ability to deal with adverse events in life that cause pressure or stress. I like to think of resilience as being like water in a well:
We only have so much resilience within us, like there is only so much water in a well. Adverse events cause us to use our resilience water by the bucket loads. But there is good news.
We can make it rain to add more resilience water to the well or just top it up a little at any time. We can do this by: Taking a Break, Relaxation, undertaking Hobbies & Interests, Spending Time in Nature, Practicing Meditation or Mindfulness, Spending Time with Family / Friends / Animals and Listening to Music.
How do you top up your well of resilience? Leave a comment below and let me know.
This blog post is part of a series with a Mental Health Focus. Other posts you might like include: Wonderful Websites for Mental Health and Mental Illness, How to support someone with Mental Illness, 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mental Health, General statistics for Mental Health in the UK, A list of Famous People Who Have Experienced Mental Illness, Treatment and Recovery and A list of Common Conditions.