WHERE'S THE RESILIENCE?by EnRichment Place Clinicians on 01/22/20
Where's the resilience? Some things seem too difficult in this age of instant solutions. The digital age has created an age of impatience and constant entertainment. As a result we have little patience for things that take time and consistency. For some, this also means they do not respond well to difficulty or the natural resistance of life. When difficult problems arise, these individuals are overwhelmed or unable to rebound back from situations. This creates a culture more likely to give up.
Be intentional in building your resilience. Here are some ways to do this. One, find ways to challenge yourself. Learn a new task that you've never done before. Learn a new sport or to cook a challenging dish well. Go further in task you already engage in such as working out. Lift more or run longer. Challenge yourself. Two, build your coping skills and support system. Building these areas of your life will give you the inspiration to keep going during life's difficulties and encourage you not to give up. Three, decrease the digital footprint in your life by spending less time on your various digital device. Take a walk without headphones. Plant a veggie garden outside. Play a board game as a family. Intentionally incorporate activities that do not require digital access. Spend a day off the grid.
These may all appear to be small things but they can go a long way towards increasing resilience. Feel free to share ways you increase resilience in your life.