The ability to "bounce back" or "transform through adversity."
Resilience often looks like being able to navigate through challenges and manage the stress of day-to-day life.
6 THINGS YOU CAN TRY
- Sleep soundly. Science confirms the importance of quality sleep on our bodies and minds. Having a wind-down routine can help signal to the body that it is time to rest and helps us slow down in order to get a good night’s sleep and keep energy levels up. Be mindful of caffeine consumption in order to support rest.
- Feed your body well and stay hydrated. Eat balanced and nutritious foods to keep your energy up and your body functioning well. Hydrate with low sugar drinks.
- Limit alcoholic beverages and other mind-altering substances. While these substances may provide respite, they can inhibit sound decision-making.
- Listen to music. Listening to music can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and encourage relaxation. Music can also decrease stress and help balance negative emotions.
- Try mindfulness and/or meditation. Headspace and Calm are apps that offer guided mediations with a variety of topics and lengths.
- Carve out time for the different roles in your life. Adult time is often filled with work and parenting. It is important to make time for yourself and your interests that extend beyond these two roles. This may be a hobby like creating art, an exercise or sport, or spending time learning something new.
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