Resilience refers to both the process and the outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, according to the definition from the American Psychological Association (APA).
Resilience is not about being happy all the time and not feeling affected by tough times. Conversely, it is centred around the core belief that you will get through those difficult times.
People who lack resilience tend to dwell on problems, become overwhelmed or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as avoidance or procrastination. On the other hand, resilient people typically pick up the pieces quicker after adversity. They are more likely to learn from their mistakes, move on, and try again.
Building resilience can enhance your self-confidence, as the experience of successfully navigating challenges can reinforce your self-belief.
Before we go to the final step of the course, let’s take a quiet moment to slow down and meditate. This mindfulness exercise is crafted to enhance self-confidence by acknowledging your strengths and challenging your self-doubt. Step into this supportive space to cultivate resilience and foster positive inner dialogue.