What Makes You Resilient?

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Do you consider yourself a resilient person? I think I’m a bit more resilient than I was when I was younger, but it’s always something that I’m working on. Over the years, I’ve started to believe that resiliency is one of the most (if not the most) important qualities someone can possess. No matter how charmed your life is, not so great things are bound to happen. The question is whether you can bounce back.

I’m always looking to improve my odds of bouncing back in life, and I recently took a whole free online course on resilience. I wasn’t planning on turning what I learned into a quiz, but I was so moved by what I learned that I wanted to share it. I learned from the course the ways in which I am already resilient (my daily yoga practice, nourishing my body with good food) and the ways I could be more resilient (forming better social ties, being more grateful, banishing negativity). I felt learning these tips will help me build a stronger life – both when times are good and bad.

Being resilient of course does not mean that your life is perfect. What it does mean is that you are able to solve the problems that come your way, even if you need to enlist some help to solve them. It means being able to laugh or smile when things are down (I personally have trouble with this). Resilience also means being able to follow your dreams, no matter how scary they may seem.

Want to know how you’re already resilient in your life? Take my latest quiz to find out: What Makes You Resilient? Let me know what your result is and if you think it’s true.

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6 thoughts on “What Makes You Resilient?

  1. Melissa Russell

    Gratitude. I don’t know that I ever really think about resiliency. My life is good and even and I can’t say that I’ve ever been worried for my life. Even when there wasn’t money I was never alone or hungry or cold. When stress happens I just try to make a plan to feel occupied and to try to control what I’m able to but also remain flexible. I don’t know what it would take to break me or what that would mean exactly but I think it would be radical and I’m grateful to never have experienced it.

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    1. kari Post author

      I think this comment is proof that gratitude works! Your whole outlook is one of gratitude from what I see, and it has made you resilient 🙂

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