What is resilience? In short, it’s the ability to cope when something goes wrong.
In life, we all go through ups and downs. When we experience those ‘downs’, being resilient can help us to bounce back.
We all have a level of resilience; it’s what we’ve used for years to help us adapt as the world around us has changed. From when our ancestors were using resilience as a basic survival instinct, to modern day stresses and strains, we’ve learnt how to react when things don’t go to plan.
Challenges nowadays, like being rejected for a job, going through a break-up or missing a train can leave us feeling spun out and sometimes, unable to cope. By picking ourselves up and finding ways to deal with difficult times, we’re building our resilience, which means that we get better and better at dealing with disaster when it strikes.