Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stress. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.
Resilience is that deep quality that allows some people to fight back if faced any stress in life and come back at least as strong as before. Rather than letting difficulties or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.
Ways of building Resilience
There are many ways you can increase resilience. Having strong supportive relationships in life with your family and friends seems to be an important foundation. Good, positive relationships help a person with reassurance and encouragement when times get tough, and seem to help support a person’s ability to rebound more quickly after a difficult event or problem in their life. Here are a few ways through which you can build resilience.
1. Make strong bonds: Good relationships with close family members, friends, or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and will listen to you strengthens resilience.
2. Take Care of Yourself: Good health and a regular routine of healthy habits are helpful for both mental and emotional resilience.
3. Open Your Heart : Appreciation for the things that are going right in your life creates positive feelings and helps change negative perspective.
4. Move toward your goals: Moving toward that goal — even if it's a tiny step — and receiving praise for doing so will focus your child on what he or she has accomplished rather than on what hasn't been accomplished, and can help build the resilience to move forward in the face of challenges.
5. Accept that change is part of living: Change often can be scary for children and teens. Help your child see that change is part of life and new goals can replace goals that have become unattainable.