Building our Resilience

Why is resilience important?

If you have not read our other article on resilience and why it is so important for our health, follow this link: resilience appears to have benefits for both physical and mental health.

What can we do to maintain and develop our resilience? Here are some suggestions:

  • Surround yourself with caring relationships and make connections
  • Develop a positive attitude to help build resilience
  • ‘Rethink’ stress: train yourself to deal with it instead of falling apart
  • Stay healthy – a healthy body can support resilience
  • Build resilience at work
  • Build resilience in children 

Surround yourself with caring relationships and make connections

The American Psychological Association (APA) suggests that strong, caring relationships are the primary foundation of resilience: ‘Relationships that create love and trust, provide role models and offer encouragement and reassurance help bolster a person's resilience’. 

To help build resilience, we can work to create good connections and social support with family, friends, and other groups in the community.

 

Develop a positive attitude to help build resilience