How can you become a resilient person?

You never know what life is going to throw at you, that is why ensuring to build and strengthen your resilience is not only important, but crucial to navigate through life.

Start by asking yourself the question: if something has to go wrong at this very moment, am I in a place where I bounce back or will I fall apart? Resilience is the ingredient you need to be able to bounce back from hardship instead of turning to potentially harmful coping mechanisms as a way to bury the hatchet. It is the process of adapting to a challenging life experience through being flexible on a mental, emotional, and behavioural level, while being able to adjust to both internal and external demands.

It is good to note that resilience won’t make your problems vanish, however it will allow you to be able to face your problems while being able to also move forward with your life.

According to the APA Dictionary of Psychology, there are several factors that contribute to how people adapt to difficult situations:

  1. Through the way they view and engage with the world around them.
  2. The available social resources.
  3. Several coping strategies.

For centuries, women have been told how to act, what to wear, how their body should look like, and how to be the perfect wife. While many may believe that equality between genders is a reality, this is still far from true. We’ve seen several waves of strong women who fight for women’s rights, decades after decades, however there are still a lot of social impositions that are ingrained in women, and we need to work on these individually, in our own time in order to surpass them and gain self-confidence. 

This can be done through building each female’s resilience in order to be able to face all the challenges thrown at them and stick to their beliefs without compromising who they are.

If you are interested in learning how to build your resilience, Sikura will be running a talk, led by Mel McElhatton, a social worker and psychotherapist, that will look into ways women can build their resilience and self-confidence in a modern world. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with you as part of the audience, giving your opinion and thoughts.

Register your spot today by clicking here.