Thought this was an excellent example of resilience!
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
~ Michael Caine
How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? Accident, serious illness, death of a loved one, loss of a job, castatrophic weather conditions, pandemic, and other traumatic events: these are all examples of distressing life experiences. A lot of people react to such circumstances with a range of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.
Most people typically adapt well over time to stressful situations and adverse conditions. What is it that enables them to get through and move forward? It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in taking a number of steps. (APA)
The link below takes you to a great brochure developed by the American Psychological Association that is intended to help readers discover their own road to resilience. The information within describes resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship. Much of the brochure focuses on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience. Definitely worth reading!
We live in uncertain times. That seems to be the theme of so many conversations with family, friends, and clients these days. I keep working to hold fast to the “be patient/live simply” model that my parents practiced. Most days it works. According to my kids growing up we live a boring life… But, it has kept us safe and out of trouble.
Anyway, I keep my eye out for articles and tips that come my way hoping that my readers will find them useful. The following comes from a blog I follow called Purpose Fairy.
Tell us about the uncertainties that affect you.