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Resilience refers to a person’s ability to function well in the face of high demand, unwanted change, challenge, or adversity. Resilient people are better able to deal with adversity and to rise to a challenge constructively.

Resilience is built of a set of characteristics that most people possess, more or less. We are naturally stronger in some areas than in others, which means that we can play to our strengths, and recognise and develop our characteristics where they are under-developed or lacking.

Being more resilient doesn’t mean the unexpected or challenging events don’t happen, but it does mean that you’ll cope with them – even take them in your stride – in ways that make you more productive and boost your confidence about life’s demands and adversities.

Choice is a Matter of Choice

How often have you said to yourself "I have no choice". Sometimes this little mantra can get us through a demanding phase, but when we start to believe it and make it part of our life it can make us unhappy. Here's an exercise in generating choice, because having choice and exercising it are two different things.

By |2019-07-15T21:53:21+01:00July 15th, 2019|Resilience|0 Comments

When Illness Becomes an Identity

When we suffer illness it is usually transitory, we get better and move on. Sometimes it isn't and that can engender hopelessness. But that can be transitory too, if we handle it right. Either way we should not let our identity be defined by an ailment, however frightening or serious it appears to be.

By |2019-12-29T18:04:15+00:00July 1st, 2019|Resilience, Wellbeing|0 Comments