Sometimes stressors abound and life can be a real challenge. One of the things I've learned to appreciate about the challenges of life is that the struggles we face can often serve to make us stronger. This newsletter brings resilience-building resources to help you stay strong, use your challenges to create strength, and keep your chin up when times get tough. I also invite you to share your thoughts and find more resources on the Facebook Page About Stress Management, and have a truly wonderful week. -Elizabeth
I'd always wondered to what extent out challenges can create strengths, so I was glad to read what researchers found when they examined that very question, and came up with a few answers that shed some light on the questions that major stress can bring. Read on to learn more about the link between adversity, stress and resilience.
Resilience is a quality that helps us through daily stressors and major life crises. While some of our resilience is associated with inborn personality traits, there's much you can do to develop your resilience level, and this quiz can help! The following questions are designed to measure different attitudes, habits and traits that are associated with resilience. At the end of the quiz you'll find a score, as well as resources targeted specifically for you and your current state.
It turns out that positive emotions can, in fact, lead to strength. There's a bit to this research, and you'll probably want to know all about it. Read on and find out what the research says about the positivity-resilience link, and find resources to help you develop both!