According to the RAE, Resilience is the ability of a living being to adapt to a disturbing agent or an adverse state or situation.
Resilience is a word very in line with these times of COVID. We have all had to adapt to unexpected situations and seek solutions to alleviate our sorrows, we have made adjustments of all kinds and accumulated patience, we have exercised prayer, prayer, empathy and collaboration.
Simply translated, Resilience is the art of transcending adverse circumstances and showing that we are made despite the vicissitudes of the moment, it is the art of continuing to stand despite everything or nothing.
The good news is that resilience is a muscle that we can exercise every time we respond positively to something, that we creatively solve something. When we focus on the solution and not the problem, we are exercising and strengthening our resilience muscle.
RESILIENCE AS A TRAMPOLINE NOT AS A SOFA
People who are not very resilient perceive adversity in a negative way, believe that they do not have the means to face it, and block and cancel their growth mechanisms. Resilient people, on the other hand, perceive adversity as a challenge and this allows them to draw their inner strength and try not to collapse no matter how painful it is.
Do not get caught in the bad times, do not behave like a victim, the problems are there to help us grow. Tell your best story and live with good will, list your joys, live your present applying everything you have learned positively and plan your future with optimism, use your strengths to move forward, change your defeatist thoughts for thoughts that reinforce your resilience. Remember that it is not about being afraid but about moving forward despite obstacles, despite fear.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.