Knowing how to be resilient in tough times is a huge benefit and a blessing You can recover from setbacks quickly, readily find your feet again, and easily bounce back with a better frame of mind. Practicing resilience is empowering. You’re able to stay confident, optimistic and buoyant in the midst of difficult situations.
In emerging from home isolation, schooling and work, parents, kids, and workers have again been feeling the stress of adapting to new regimes. Feelings and finances are being stretched to the limit. However, there is good news. When life seems out of control, resilience helps you stay firmly on-track, keeps you mentally balanced, and in charge of your daily activities.
HOW TO BE RESILIENT
To be a resilient person means to have a bend-not-break attitude at home, school or work. It’s being flexible and adaptable, not thinking or acting in a rigid, inflexible manner. The key to being resilient is to embrace and practice bendability, flexibility and bouncebackability. These thought-qualities allow you to easily rebound from tough situations and recover readily from stress.
While the ability to rebound quickly and easily is sometimes thought to be a quirk of nature or to be inherited, it actually isn’t. Resilience is a spiritually mental capability which we all can express. It comes from a divine Source – the Bestower of all that’s good, and everyone has access to it.
TIPS TO HELP YOU BE RESILIENT
– Be a bend-not-break person. When faced with hardship, draw on spiritual resilience to help you overcome it. Have the flexibility to bend with the winds of adversity and then expect to recover quickly and easily from trouble.
– Boost your resilience. In the morning and during the day, affirm that you’re a resilient, flexible person whose been created to triumph over hard times and be successful at home, school or work.
– Have confidence. Don’t stay rigid with fear or despair. Take the next step forward with courage. “We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up.” Bible. II Corinthians 4:8.
– Be strong. Bounce back from disappointment or discouragement. Get up each day mentally stronger than the day before. “The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares.” Mary Baker Eddy. Science and Health p.574.
– Practice being resilient. Emulate the humble rubber-band, which being both pliable and elastic can stretch a l-o-n-g way without breaking. You can do likewise in tough times. No matter how far you’re stretched, with inner resilience you’ll be able to recover and rebound with ease whenever times are tough.
Beverly Goldsmith writes on the connection between spirituality and health and is an experienced Christian Science practitioner and teacher.
A farewell tribute to Around Point Cook and Around Altona newspapers.
When I moved to Point Cook in July 2012, I was delighted to find in my letterbox a free local newspaper written for the community, by people in the community. It was all positive stuff – including reports on local happenings, locals with interesting activities or ideas, as well as local people and organizations doing good things. I liked the paper’s tone and content very much. So several months later I tentatively sent in my first contribution. And since my life had been blessed through discovering the connection between spirituality and health, my first 450 words aimed to offer helpful tips and ideas on how to live a happy, healthy life. To my joy, it was accepted and published. Thus began my 7-year, monthly journey, of sharing on a range of topics – many of which were suggested in emails from our intrepid volunteer editor, Melissa Longo.
Now, after having 78 monthly articles regularly published in Around Point Cook – 36 of which were also shared in Around Altona, both papers are signing off. My July 2020 piece is my last. While it’s sad to see these community papers close in these unprecedented times, they can retire with pride knowing that they have served both communities well.
So, now it’s time to say a heartfelt thank you: to all the volunteers who’ve worked tirelessly for the papers, giving freely of their time and effort; to the local businesses whose advertising dollars have enabled the papers to be printed and distributed in the community as well as shared online via Issuu; to our editor, Melissa, for her untiring direction, encouragement, and hard work; and lastly to you, the readers for your support. I hope that your life continues to be filled with happiness, health, and an abundance of divine Love’s riches and care.
With love, Beverly Goldsmith