It is suggested that there are 9 key factors important in developing and maintaining resilience:
Each of these positive factors can be learnt and developed. However like a heathy body your mind needs to exercise - so you need to practice these and invest in yourself and others. One more thing - compassion is also a great healer:
- Optimism and Positive Thinking
- Building Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
- Developing a good locus of control
- Impulse Control - not jumping into things!
- Problem Solving
- Managing Stress
- Social Support
- Learning from Mistakes
- A Good Sense of Humour
"When i do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. This is my religion"