Top tips to build your resilience

Build your resilience

When there are changes or anticipated changes, it can be unsettling. Building resilience is essential to help us not only cope with change but bounce back quicker. 

The good news is that we can develop our resilience skills and here are some tips to help you build up your resilience:

Tips to build your personal resilience

Look after your physical health

Make healthy lifestyle changes – introduce a walk into your daily routine, taking up running or take part in virtual exercise classes at home. You can find more ideas to boost your physical health here.

Looking after your physical health and also improve your mental health.

Have good quality relationships and social support

Think quality over quantity, focusing on building real connections with a couple of people you really value. Knowing that you have support there when you need it is not only a comfort, but you can also draw upon that support when times are tough. Find more tips to build and maintain good relationships here.

Knowing that you have support there when you need it is not only a comfort, but you can also draw upon that support when times are tough.

Set goals

Setting stretching, yet realistic, goals is a great way to keep yourself motivated. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, think about your goal and set bite-size targets so you can track your progress along the way. 

This is a great way to build your confidence too.

Develop problem-solving skills

It is a great opportunity at the moment to develop your problem solving skills – start with something small and think about:

  • What is the problem/issue that you have?
  • What are the possible options to manage the problem/issue?
  • Who can you draw upon for support to help you with this?
  • Weigh up your options and decide what action you’re going to take

Practising problem-solving means you will have the skills and confidence to tackle new challenges as they come along.

Take time to get to know yourself

Spend some time getting to know yourself by thinking about: 

  • What’s important to you?
  • What are you grateful for?
  • What are you good at? Then write a list of these.
  • What could you improve on?

Practicing good self-care can also help you be the best version of yourself by looking after your body and mind. Check out our 10 top tips to help you practice good self-care here.

Taking the time to get to know yourself, your values and strengths will improve your confidence and assertiveness

For ideas on how to develop your skills in these areas and build your resilience, watch our short video.

If you’re struggling don’t forget that you chat with us online or call our helpline on 08081 311 333

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