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How can we develop resilience?

Through persevering with a task we are able to develop resilience and determination. This can motivate us to achieve our goals even when something feels difficult or challenging. This builds our resilience and our courage to keep going and to try again.Resilience helps us to develop an inner strength, be brave and have courage. We develop an ability to ‘bounce back’ from adversity and adapt positively in the face of challenging personal circumstances and difficult situations.

  • Resilience helps us to develop problem solving skills and to communicate when we feel stress
  • Resilience helps us to be courageous, resourceful and determined
  • Resilience helps us to develop problem solving skills and to communicate when we feel stressed

Try this next

Think of a phrase or sentence you can say to yourself to help you keep going when something is hard. Write it down and say it to yourself 5 times and remember it for times when you need encouragement.

For parents: The concept of resilience

For children to develop resilience they need adults who can encourage and empower them through their actions and by the words they say. By showing and communicating belief in children they can develop perseverance and resilience to overcome obstacles and to achieve their goals. How to help your children with resilience. Read our blog.

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