Mental wellbeing is all about feeling good and functioning well. We all have mental health and can do simple things to look after it. Did you know that around 40% of our mental wellbeing is down to the choices that we make and the actions we take?
All of us face difficulties at some time in ours lives, whether this is from learning a new skill, facing a new situation, dealing with conflict, experiencing a loss or disappointment. However, some people have more than their fair share of challenges where that is through disability, bullying, abuse, poverty, or tragic circumstances.
Acoording to research one of the key factors that determine your ability to deal with adversity, is how you bounce back from things when they are tough (resilience).
Resilience is important because it;
▪️ Helps you to try new things
▪️ Encourages you to take on challenges
▪️ Keeps you going when things get tough
▪️ Keeps your dreams alive
▪️ Helps you to deal with failure and frustration
▪️ Gives you the strength to get up and try again
▪️ Gives you ‘why’ to keep going
One way to think of resilience is asking yourself, ‘When I go through difficult times am I able to bounce back, or do I struggle to pick myself up and keep going?’