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Resilience (part 2): How to strengthen your psychological robustness

Experts have identified two different factors that influence a person's level of resilience: genetic and intrapersonal factors. A person cannot change his or her genetic starting situation, but he or she can change his or her own attitudes and the strategies with which he or she looks at problems and copes with them. 

 

Our resilience is therefore by no means fixed and unchangeable - on the contrary! Resilience is a dynamic construct. We can actively influence our resilience. Use the following six tips to strengthen your resilience:

 

Activate your social networks!

Family and friends cushion us in crisis situations. Draw strength from your relationships by confiding in others and sharing your concerns - this goes both ways, of course. A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved, and in addition to a sympathetic ear, you may also receive a helpful tip on how to solve the problem.

 

Be an active participant!

Do things that are important to you and that you enjoy. People develop a special energy when they work and commit themselves to something that they consider meaningful. Whether it's an important project at work, volunteering, a sports activity, or a new hobby, figure out what you like to do and get active.

 

Communicate!

Share yourself with others. Only when you communicate can those around you understand you. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you can't solve a problem on your own.You will quickly realize that you share problems, worries and fears with other people more often than you think. A second view of the situation also helps you to assess it more objectively and to solve it better.

 

Focus on the solution!

Don't focus on the problem, but on finding the way out. Then the solutions become goals to work towards.

 

Be a realist!

If you plan your tasks realistically, you will be less disappointed. Set challenging but realistic goals. Break down large tasks into sub-goals and take a step-by-step approach to keep a better overview and to be able to consciously experience many partial successes. When you successfully complete a task, it not only strengthens your self-confidence, but also your resilience.

 

Do not take on a victim role!

Realize that you can actively work on your situation and thus have a positive influence. If you immediately throw in the towel in resignation, you waste your chance to take a second, more differentiated look. See yourself as an active creator of your future.

 

 

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