Today, I want to briefly talk to you about resilience.
How come some people are more negatively affected by bad stuff happening in their lives than others?
Well, we know that two things impact how resilient we are.
One of them is luck. (Okay, can't do anything about that!)
But the other one is actually how in control of our lives we feel.
If we are under the impression that we are an agent in what we do, and we can actually positively influence what's happening to us, we're more resilient than when we don't feel any kind of agency in our lives.
The good news is that resilience can be learned!
It has so much to do with how we frame and conceptualize events that happen to us.
Next time something not so great is going on in your life, ask yourself how you see this event.
Is this something traumatic and horrible that's happening to you?
Or is this an opportunity to learn and grow?
Easier said than done, but worth a try, isn't it?