While every person handles change differently, research has shown that people generally adapt well over time to life-changing and stressful situations. That is partly because of a character trait called resilience, which is defined as the ability to “bounce back” from adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.
While life’s unexpected challenges can certainly be painful to experience, these bumps in the road don’t have to determine the outcome of your life. That’s the role of resilience; it empowers you to grow as a person.
Would you like to learn how to move toward your life goals and improve your overall wellbeing by increasing resilience?
Healthy Mind’s Resiliency Toolkit outlines practical strategies to help you reduce stress and stay mentally well.