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Seven Steps Toward Building Resiliency

Seven Steps Toward Building Resiliency

How do you define resiliency? Many define resiliency as the ability to bounce back from a setback. Some refer to it as one’s ability to push through difficult times. Following a keynote speech recently, this definition of resiliency was shared: Putting the pieces of a dropped vase back together as close to the original form as possible, knowing that sometimes it’s impossible to put things back exactly, which results in the creation of a new normal. Awareness – While the…

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Emotional Resilience: 9 Ways to Be Resilient in Tough Times

Emotional Resilience: 9 Ways to Be Resilient in Tough Times

How to become more emotionally resilient in the face of uncertainty. When uncertainty rocks our world, making us wonder which path to take, what decision to make, or whether to respond at all, it can be crippling for some of us if we have not developed emotional resilience. Not sure if you struggle with resilience? Take this well-being survey. If you do struggle with resilience, how do you move through the challenge? How do you respond effectively to the situation?…

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10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient Build Your Resilience and Coping Skills With These Tips Resilience can often mean the difference between handling pressure and losing your cool. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively. Research has shown that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. The following are just a few of the techniques you should focus on in order to foster your…

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7 Ways to Stay Resilient

7 Ways to Stay Resilient

Every so often, life takes a swing at you, connects, and knocks you flat: Your company hires you a new boss, a guy so young you could be his mom. Instead of finding yourself on a plane to Spain for a long-planned holiday, you’re spending your vacation money paying the bills for an unexpected illness. When these things happen—and happen they do—it’s hard to imagine ever coming out the other side. But you can bounce back. (Yes, even if you’re…

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Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

The noun resilience stems from the Latin resiliens “to rebound, recoil.” As a character trait, resilience is a person’s mental ability to recover quickly from misfortune, illness or depression. For most, life eventually throws us a major curve ball. Like millions, I have had my share of adversity. Growing up in Bangladesh, I have seen war, famine, and inhumane poverty. As an entrepreneur, technologist, and author, I have faced many professional and personal failures and rejections. I had to learn…

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3 Ways to Bounce Back from Adversity

3 Ways to Bounce Back from Adversity

There’s new data on how to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’. Like the old Timex watch commercials, the key to longevity is resilience – the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity, such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. For about 20% of us (some research shows the numbers are higher) it comes naturally: You’re glad to get back into of the swing of life pretty quickly, and feel…

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10 Things Emotionally Resilient People Do Differently

10 Things Emotionally Resilient People Do Differently

BY BRIANNA WIEST “If you lived honestly, your life would heal itself.” In one sentence, David Viscott sums up an entire canon of modern self-help literature. In three decades as a psychiatrist, he says that every therapeutic breakthrough he’s witnessed has been in some way the result of someone accepting a previously concealed truth. It seems people don’t really have a problem with their feelings – they have a problem with honesty. The fundamental point of Viscott’s work is that…

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The 5-Minute Fix to A Bad Day

The 5-Minute Fix to A Bad Day

By: Jordyn Cormier     January 17, 2016 We all have bad days. Your alarm doesn’t go off. Your breakfast bar becomes smooshed after you sit on it in the car. You get stuck in deadlock traffic. And, to top it all off, you are callously berated for being late to work. Things happen—sometimes we have little control over our circumstances. But what do you do in these tough times? Do you just grumble and lean into the negativity that…

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13 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

13 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

THE MIND UNLEASHED on 26 July, 2014 at 19:32 We’ve all gone through hard times. And we all get through them. However, some get through them better than others. So what is their secret? Most of it has to do with attitude. Here are 13 things to remember when life gets rough: 1. What is, is. Buddha’s famous saying tells us: “It is your resistance to ‘what is’ that causes your suffering.” Think about that for a minute. It means…

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10 Habits Of Emotionally Resilient People

10 Habits Of Emotionally Resilient People

BY AMITA PATEL    MAY 11, 2014 Ever notice how some people are stressed during transitions while others can just roll with the punches? It all comes down to emotional resilience. While some of it may be biological, there are ten traits that you can start cultivating today to start living life with less resistance and more ease: Here are ten things that emotionally resilient people do when faced with a difficult situation: 1. Wait for what’s right instead of…

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