Our wellbeing is related to resilience. Wellbeing is the outcome of what to achieve as a healthy lifestyle and resilience is the how to achieve this.
If we aren’t prepared for adversity, our health can be affected by the way we respond in becoming more stressed or having an inability to cope with life’s challenges for example.
If we are prepared for adversity through building resilience skills, we can learn to take a different perspective and become better problem solvers, be more resourceful, be motivated to take positive action and have persistence to move forwards with less of a negative impact to our health.
Resilience includes focus on goals, stress management, achieving optimum health, being change ready, having persistence, motivation and critical thinking. To achieve life long health, you can learn to build resilience in all these areas using micro tasks of daily activities.
The brain learns new skills more quickly with regular practice as the connection between the Smart brain and Impulsive brain strengthens. The Smart brain is responsible for the creativity and strategic thinking. The Impulsive brain is responsible for emotional response, fear and the fight/flight response which automatically kicks in when the brain senses a threat.
Resilience activates the Smart brain and down regulates the Impulsive brain to enable the brain to think through options and problem solve to respond to adversity positively. The brain then sees challenges and setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow rather than barriers holding you back.
Resilience takes daily practice but has huge benefits. Learning how your brain works enables you to understand how you can change your perspective and response to adversity.
You are never too old to learn how to build resilience and it’s beneficial for everyone within various areas of your life:
Sense of Meaning & Purpose
Stress Management & Mindfulness
Critical Thinking & Prevention Skills
Motivation & Persistence
Connection & Relationships
Do you want to achieve life long health?
Finding your balance in life can be challenging especially with the everyday routine of life. However there is a way to discover for yourself how to achieve this.