Five Simple Daily Resilience Habits
“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”
― James Clear, Atomic Habits
Life can be stressful even under normal conditions but experiencing a worldwide pandemic for the past two years has made everything even more difficult and stressful. Practicing daily resiliency habits will help you build your resilience muscle and give you a feeling of control over your day.
Use affirmations that resonate with you. They may sound silly at first, but you'll feel the results the more you use them.
Exercise your body. Go for daily walks, practice yoga or workout at home or in a gym that practices social distancing.
Practice gratitude. Even when it's hard you always have something to be grateful for. Dig deep and use a journal.
Look for humor every day. There are many Facebook groups for humor or perhaps you like funny television shows or movies.
Be nice. Smile at strangers, check in with a friend, buy someone a cup of coffee or offer to babysit for a friend.
We are not born resilient—we cultivate resilience through repetition. Habits practiced regularly build inner strength and self-confidence. It's a great way to start a New Year!