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8 Strategies for Building Resilience

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Nurture a positive view of yourself. Develop confidence in your ability to solve problems and trust your instincts.

Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems. You can't prevent stressful events from happening, but you can change how you interpret and respond to these events. Try keeping a long–term perspective.

Accept that change is a part of living. Certain goals no longer may be attainable as a result of adverse situations. Accepting circumstances that can't be changed can help you focus on circumstances you can affect.

Look for opportunities for self–discovery. Many people who have experienced tragedies and hardship report better relationships, a greater sense of strength, an increased sense of self–worth and a greater appreciation for life.

Make connections. Good relationships with family, friends or others are important. Accept help and support from those who care about you.

Maintain a hopeful outlook. An optimistic outlook enables you to expect good things to happen in your life.

Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Engage in activities you enjoy and find relaxing. Exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat a healthful diet and limit alcohol consumption.

Consider Life Coaching. Contact Canopy EAP for more information on meeting with a Life Coach. Call 800–433–2320 or text 503–980–1777.