Resilience is something that everyone can have.
When someone is resilient, it does not mean that a person does not have difficulty or that he or she does not feel stress. It means that the person is able to adjust.
Here are some ways you can work toward being resilient.
Talk to your family and friends. It is important to have a good network of family and friends. When going through a hard or stressful time, being able to talk and share with another person can be helpful.
Take care of yourself. Many times during a stressful situation, you may not be as motivated to pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Make sure to take time to do something for yourself, whether it is a long walk, a quiet nap or another relaxing activity that is enjoyed.
Try not to think that this will last forever. Many times when there is a problem, a person may think that it will always be a problem. Try to look beyond the current setback. Imagine what the future may hold.
Stay flexible. One never knows when an obstacle may appear. Being flexible provides you an opportunity to adjust.
People deal with hard or difficult events differently. By practicing resiliency, you not only help yourself, but you can also reach out and help others who are going through a tough time too.
If you have any questions, contact the Whitley County Cooperative Extension Service at 549-1430; e-mail DL_CES_WHITLEY@EMAIL.UKY.EDU; or visit the office located at 4275 N. Highway 25W in Goldbug.