Resilience

Today is Wednesday, which means it’s time for the Wednesday Inspirational Word of the day.

Resilience: (noun)

1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed or stretched; elasticity.

2.  the ability to recovery readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.

Thanks to dictionary.com for the definition.

Stress happens

Life can get crazy sometimes.  Honestly, there is nothing you can do to stop that.

When I was home-schooling my son, I used SpongeBob to describe resilience.  Like when you squeeze a sponge and it bounces back,  SpongeBob is a very  resilient character.  Even when Squidward is mean to him or Mr. Crab yells at him,  SpongeBob always bounces back.  Yes, he’s annoying sometimes, but he’s always true to himself.  His resilience is his best virtue.

Here are 6 ways to be more resilient

  1. Develop strong relationships with family and friends who will be able to support you in a time of crisis. Like the crew on your ship, you’ll be stronger with your support system.
  2. View problems as surmountable. You may not be able to change the things that happen to you, but you can change the way you think about them and react to them.
  3. Make decisions and take actions, even small ones, instead of just hoping problems will go away.
  4. Do at least one small thing every day that helps you move toward your goals.
  5. Take care of yourself with a healthy diet and regular exercise.  One of the best ways you can show your family you love them is by taking care of yourself.
  6. Write in a personal journal or find another healthy outlet to explore your feelings.
(thanks to the University of Minnesota Extension Service for the above list)

Have a fantastic week!

Pam

In response to the stormy seas of life, my husband Blake and I have created this website to be a Current of Inspiration, a wave of love and joy to wash away hate and fear. By posting every week, it's our commitment to making our world a better place. We hope you find it uplifting and will share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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