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Building a Resilient Life

" I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou

A woman in deep thought
Deep stare into my soul

To understand how to build this type of life, you must first understand the true meaning of resilience. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as the process and outcome of successfully adapting to challenging life experiences through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.

The types of resilience you need to develop include physical, mental, emotional, and social resilience. It's imperative to be mindful that you can change those things within your power.

For example, find balance in your life. I prefer to say, find harmony in life vs. balance.

You can train yourself to be resilient. Here are some examples.

  1. Maintain a perspective

  2. Learn to relax

  3. Set realistic goals for yourself

  4. Relax

  5. Use your failures as lessons

These are just a few examples of how to train yourself to be resilient. As you know, it does take time to develop new habits if you can commit to it. Before you know it, you will be living a resilient life.

Some practices I do to help build my resilient life are as follows:

  1. Mediation & Prayer

  2. Workout

  3. Read

  4. Journal

Focus on something you love. Get your thoughts to work for you vs. against you. Building a resilient life may take time, but don't put it off and miss your blessings.

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