A Simple Way to Increase Your Own Resilience

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A powerful, simple thing to do every day to dramatically increase resilience

By: Dr. Laura Gallaher

Summary Points:

  • Quickly recovering from life’s ups and downs increases your effectiveness and efficiency
  • Taking credit allows you to acknowledge your progress and appreciate your growth
  • Taking credit is something you can do in a matter of seconds, everyday

read time: 6 minutes

What Do I Mean When I Say Resilience? 

Everybody knows the feeling of life’s ups and downs. Some people seem to recover quickly from the “downs” whereas others sit in the dip until it stretches out like a bathtub.

 

So how do some people recover so quickly? The essence of it is resilience. Psychology Today defines resilience as that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever.

 

Resilience enables faster learning, greater effectiveness,...