What do Psychologists Say Builds Resilience?


Apr 30

The American Psychological Association says research suggests “10 Ways to Build Resilience”, which are:

(1) maintain good relationships with close family members, friends and others

(2) avoid seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems

(3) accept circumstances that cannot be changed

(4) develop realistic goals and move towards them

(5) take decisive actions in adverse situations

(6) look for opportunities of self-discovery after a struggle with loss

(7) develop self-confidence

(8) keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful event in a broader context

(9) maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what is wished

(10) take care of one’s mind and body, exercising regularly, paying attention to one’s own needs and feelings and engaging in relaxing activities that one enjoys. 

(11) learn from the past and

(12) maintain flexibility and balance in life 

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