1. Setting and prioritising work, health and family goals before you face adversity so you can decide what action to take through stressful and challenging situations. Goal orientation changes the neural wiring in the brain to help you have clarity in your life with some meaningful goals.
2. Identifying and sticking to your values in order to know what action to take when you face adversity.
Knowing what is important to you will bring about a purposeful life.
3. Anticipating problems and expecting mistakes which you can learn from for personal growth.
4. Having a vision for your life which is the driving force of meaningful, purposeful goal-directed resilience.
5. Being committed, decisive, having self-respect and competence with a realistic set of options to work through stressful and challenging situations.
6. Making purposeful connections to bring about collaboration with others and support towards work, health and family goals.
7. Recognising stress in labelling emotions, building breathing techniques and ways to bring about a sense of calm and control during adversity.
8. Gaining perspective and reappraisal of the situation to bring about a positive way to move forwards.
9. Building a high level of composure to manage difficult situations.
10. Anticipating, preventing and planning for different outcomes.
11. Being adaptable and recognising opportunities to learn and grow.
12. Being resourceful to enable you to be more independent, solve problems in novel ways and achieve goals which other people are unable to.
13. Being willing to invest and improve.
14. Having a realistic sense of optimism in realising the path will be tough but having confidence in your ability to achieve.
15. Creating a natural habit of improvement and perseverance.
16. Having a constructive environment to motivate useful actions when things get tough.
17. Always focusing on what you can learn in having a healthy relationship with mistakes.
18. Having a forward-looking attitude which can change the attitudes of others and lead to ultimate success.
19. Identifying in your life where you can influence outcomes.
20. Taking comfort in knowing other people will worry about the same things as you.
21. Challenging your perceptions about the support available to you and around you. Sometimes we can feel that we don’t have anybody to share our concerns with when we do which can help us to feel encouraged through tough times.
22. Changing the perception of others and showing a willingness to help which is highly valued.
23. Adapting faster to changing circumstances by increasing sleep quality, nutrition and exercise.