“There are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.” 

– Boris Johnson

Since childhood, we have heard stories about individuals overcoming unthinkable circumstances–disasters no one believed they could and coming out stronger than before.

Resilience is, at its core, about getting through the pain, disappointment and heartbreak in life without letting such instances crush your spirit. Research has uncovered the various skills and attitudes resilient people use to overcome traumas, missteps and setbacks.

Resilience doesn’t just live in a world of superheroes but in everyday individuals. Having the same outcomes as those heroes is within your very own reach. You don’t have to be super to take on your life’s very personal real challenges.

How to bounce back from challenges

  • Accept how you feel no matter what the emotion may be.
  • Accepting your situation’s reality does not mean you have to like it.
  • Share your circumstances with the people that love and care for you.
  • Do not obsess over the situation or problem; it will not give you a solution.
  • Never forget where you have come from–the various previous hardships you have overcome.
  • Problem-solve a plan with a friend or loved one.
  • Discover what you can learn from the situation.
  • Find gifts that will come from difficult situations.

Source: SupportLinc EAP

Resilience can protect you from the negative effects of stress. Complete this brief Stress and resilience scale to find out how well your current level of resilience protects you from the negative effects of stress.  Your SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program offers in-the-moment support from a licensed clinician. Call 1-888-881-5462 today for guidance and resources to boost your emotional wellbeing.