Resiliency: 18 Tips to Bounce Back from Just About Anything

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You can bounce back from the tough times in life by using any number of skills that help improve your resiliency. Here’s a quick list of some of the most useful tips with some helpful links included.

Remember that most of these are a practice. You’re not expected to master them overnight. But go ahead and pick out one or two – or fourteen! – to try.

1. Accept what is

2. Firmly grasp the reality that change is a part of life

3. Learn to be an optimist

4. Learn to be self-compassionate

5. Learn to let things go

6. Gather your family and friends

7. Look for the lessons and gifts in adversity

8. Believe in post-traumatic growth

9. Find a mentor

10. Remember that there is always more than one way to see a situation

11. Think about kaleidoscopes (when it’s jumbled, it’s actually forming a new, beautiful image)

12. Give yourself a break (physically and mentally)

13. Remember that you already are resilient

14. Remember that you are human, and not alone

15. You don’t have to like it

16. Look up

17. Simply notice

18. Commit random acts of kindness

Full Article by Bobbi Emel, MFT at PsychCentral

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