13 Steps to Develop Resilience

13 Steps to Develop Resilience
Cristina Roda Rivera

Written and verified by the psychologist Cristina Roda Rivera.

Last update: 21 December, 2022

Having resilience is not something extraordinary. It can be seen in common ordinary people that show an ability to recover when faced with tough times in life.

Resilience is an ability that guides us towards the future, hope and strength. But above all it guides us towards action. Resilience can be learned. It’s not a personality trait that is present in some people and not in others.

Being resilient means that despite pain and adverse circumstances, a person is able to go on with their life without losing control or feeling overwhelmed. They’re even able to start over when everything goes wrong.

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Many factors go into becoming a resilient person. One of the main factors is having significant relationships with the people around you, your family and friends. Another factor is having the ability to make realistic plans, designing your future steps through them, and having a positive outlook of oneself or the ability to handle strong emotions and impulses.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.