How To Continue Building Resiliency After A Tough Year

The past year has been full of adjustments and challenges. We’ve all had to continuously pivot and adapt to a new way of life – the ‘new normal.’

Now we’re more than a year into the pandemic.

Luckily, there’s hope and positivity surrounding the vaccine, and we’re looking forward to brighter days ahead! But these unprecedented times have taken a toll on the emotional well-being of so many. Building resilience was something we learned how to do in 2020, and it’s a topic that continues to sweep headlines.

But how do we continue to build resilience now that we’re more than a year into a global pandemic?

Reflect Often

Resilience can be improved and developed through practice and reflection. Take a moment and reflect on the challenges you experienced over the past year. Building resilience comes through reflection and turning hardships and setbacks into
opportunities for growth. It’s important to remember that the challenges you face are not permanent.

Life is filled with highs and lows, much like a roller coaster ride, as the saying goes! It’s important to remember that you will not be stuck in the valley of adversity forever. Try not to dwell on adverse outcomes which can fuel anxiety. Adopt a positive
outlook and a ‘glass-half-full’ mindset!

Be Flexible

Unfortunately, you’ll likely continue to face adversity in life well beyond the pandemic. Be prepared and plan for the future and be adaptable because you may have to change your plans depending on what comes your way. Many adversities in life can be emotionally and physically painful, but you don’t have to walk alone!

Resilient people, in fact, do not handle everything alone. Build relationships strong, supportive, and caring relationships in both your personal and professional life. Cultivating healthy relationships can help you through tough times by giving you the
encouragement and confidence you need to move forward.

Focus On The Good

Celebrate every win, no matter how small! Rewarding yourself will give you the encouragement and confidence you need for the next time a challenge comes your way. Having an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ can help you see the good in each day. Research shows that gratitude can help fuel happiness in your life, so why not give it a try?

Find Emotional Support

How we choose to deal with adversity can impact our mental wellness. If you are feeling stuck, defeated, or unable to move forward, our team is here to help you bounce back. We offer a variety of therapies and treatments that can help improve the way you feel so you can enjoy all that life has to offer. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for support!

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