Five Easy Hacks to Build More Resilience

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Life is tough even for the strongest people. No one has it all together. But even the toughest people take good care of their mental health. If you’d like to become more resilient, it takes the art of learning and relearning. You need to develop some muscles to cope with life’s challenges.

Finding the balance between health and work isn’t a walk in the park. But there are common practices to get you back on your feet even if your world feels manic.

Ready to get into it? Here are five ways to manage stress and become more resilient.

Work on Your Thoughts and Face Your Fears

Stress starts with the mind. If your headspace is filled with negative thoughts, you’ll become stressed. Automatically, it affects your ability to persevere through tougher times.

But there’s a way out. Resilience helps you face challenges head on.

When you face your fears, even the slightest bit of stress wades off. One way to conquer the problem is by doing things that make you stressed out. Counter-intuitive right?

However, it’s often when we feel pressured that the results we desire start happening. Not because we didn’t deserve them, but because we strategically work on our thoughts we produce the right results.

Get Group Support from Trusted Individuals

Build a community of like-minded people to support you on your journey. Opening up to friends, family, or a counselor builds resilience.

When your community is highly focused on your personal growth and well-being, it impacts your ability to be confident and perform well during challenges.

Choose Resilient Mentors and Grow

From your support group, are there one or two people who align with your core values? Pick them and choose them as your role models.

You can study these people first, establish a close relationship with them and if you feel at peace with yourself, take them as mentors. Employing their strategies helps build resilience in the long run.

Maintain a Self-care Routine to Feel less Stressed

Research has shown people with a higher level of self-care excel at life. While the pressures of life limit your ability to function properly, the need for self-care is of utmost importance.

Practicing a great self-care routine eliminates stress. Some options include;

  • Mindful Eating
  • Meditation
  • Adequate sleep
  • Journaling
  • Counselling

Work out which works better for you, and implement it.

Manage Your Expectations for Better Results

Setting your goals is great. But you’d agree that sometimes things go south. In this circumstance, you don’t need to sulk. Rather re-plan and manage your expectations

What this means is,

  • While retargeting, spend time understanding if your goals reflect your true values.
  • Set specific, measurable, attainable, real, and timely goals.
  • Be consistent on your goals

Set goals that align with your core values.

But when you are strategic in planning your goals, you are at a higher chance of winning.

Nothing is holding you back except yourself. You can live a balanced life, and still, be happy. Resilience is part of success. You’ll need it to a certain degree.

It’s the greatest hack to becoming more successful.



Passionate about all things mental health and personal development.

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Onome Erikewe

Passionate about all things mental health and personal development.