As we wind down our exploration of resilience at SWC, I think it is useful to leave the theme with information about some tools you can use to build a “resilience roadmap.”
This article has lots of great ideas for resilience-building: https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience.
As noted in the article, life doesn’t come with a guide that can prepare us for its twists and turns.
But we can develop skills that help us cope with the unexpected.
Here are some tips from the article:
Build your connections: Connection with others reminds you that you are not alone.
Foster wellness: Self-care may be a popular buzzword, but it’s also a legitimate practice for mental health and building resilience.
Find purpose: Whether helping others, being proactive, moving towards a goal, or looking for opportunities for self-discovery, having a purpose will foster your self-worth and help develop resilience.
Embrace healthy thoughts: How you think can play a significant part in how you feel—and how resilient you are when faced with obstacles.
Resilience is a practice. We will continue to provide you with a variety of ways to continue the inquiry into how you can develop resiliency skills to help you navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs.
We can’t wait to welcome you!
With love and light,