• Finding meaning: Resilient individuals trust there’s a gift, lesson or opportunity in every challenging situation.
• Being vulnerable, connecting and asking for help: Be willing to share your struggles with those you trust.
• Having a supportive and encouraging relationship with oneself in response to disappointment and failure allows us to bounce back more easily.
• The ability to surrender and trust in the face of uncertainty: Believing everything is in our control is very stressful.
• A sense of humour: Studies show it is a form of emotion regulation and coping.
• The ability to have equanimity: mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
• Cultivating perspective and gratitude for what you have.
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