I Have, I Can, I Am!
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, "Individual resilience involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that promote personal wellbeing and mental health. People can develop the ability to withstand, adapt to, and recover from stress and adversity—and maintain or return to a state of mental health wellbeing—by using effective coping strategies" (2018).
Managing stress and learning new ways to consider the difficulties life tosses our way -- those are the key factors in developing individual resilience. Tap into your strengths.
The Road to Resilience
Way to strengthen your resilience as an individual are plentiful -- manage stress, actively engage in your community, even caring for yourself and your body. Read some of our ways to develop resilience in the bullet points below:
- Coping skills and stress management -- find a pleasureable activity that you enjoy and dive in!
- Exercise and health -- eating healthy and exercising are wonderful ways to develop resilience and learning about yourself.
- Develop and maintain meanigful, personal relationships. Friends, family, countrymen!
Check out the American Psychological Association's wonderful brochure on the road to resilience here.
US Department of Health and Human Services. (2018). Individual Resilience. Retrieved from https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Pages/individual-resilience.aspx