You may not realise it, but resilience is a natural outcome of living alone. Being in charge of the decisions and direction of our lives means we develop our abilities in this important area so never underestimate how resilient you are when you are living solo. Here are more reasons why with some tips and resources to help you become more resilient if you need them.
Think of resilience and you might think of someone facing adversity and being triumphant again and again. It may even conjure up the image of someone being quite overcome for whatever reason and rising up from the ashes. Resilience can mean that someone is all but destroyed but manages to start again, often stronger than before. A soldier who is undeterred in battle, Schwarzenegger in any of the Terminator films, a boxer who gets up time and time again after being knocked down or a determined toddler learning to walk for the first time.
These examples really cover physical resilience and having the strength to get up after literally being knocked or falling down. But, resilience is also about mental health and how someone personally overcomes emotional challenges following difficult situations. Resilience is often talked about in terms of the outcome and how comparatively speaking, people are above the range of normal when it comes to coping with life’s trials, regardless of whether those trials are physical or mental.