RESILIENCY IN THE NEW NORMAL
• relating to the combination of psychological and social behavior
• involving both psychological and social aspects
Example: the nature of a study that examines the relationship between a person's
fears and how he relates to others in a social setting.
• State of readiness
• refers to a very concrete research-based set of actions that are taken as
precautionary measures in the face of potential disasters
• A process whereby people bounce back from adversity and go on with their lives
• The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties;toughness
• Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about
avoiding the stress, but learning to thrive within the stress.
• Self Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including
strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self
Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your
attitude and your responses to them in the moment.
• Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re
mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging
them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means
living in the moment and awakening to experience.
• Self care is unique for each person and can be understood in many different
ways. In its simplest form, the term refers to our ability as human beings to
function effectively in the world while meeting the multiple challenges of daily
life with a sense of energy, vitality, and confidence. Self care is initiated and
maintained by us as individuals — it requires our active engagement.
SELF CARE TIPS AND COPING MECHANISMS
• Allow yourself to grieve the old normal
• Create a new routine
• Reframe your self
• Journal your experience
• Make a connection
• Develop positive attitude
• Positive Relationships are the people who support and care for us — and we care
for them. One of the most profound experiences we can have in our lives is the
connection we have with other human beings. By building positive relationships
with others, we will be happier and more fulfilled and feel more supported,
supportive, and connected. Positive and supportive relationships will help us to
feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives.
• Purpose is a recognition that we belong to and serve something bigger than
ourselves. Our purpose helps to shape the mindset and attitude we have toward
others and the events we experience. We can find purpose in our faith, family, a
political party, being green, or being a part of an organization like the Boy Scouts.
10 TIPS TO BUILD
1. Make connections.
Good relationships with close family members,
friends, or others are important. Accepting help and
support from those who care about you and will
listen to you strengthens resilience.
2. Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems.
You can’t change the fact that highly stressful events happen, but you can change
how you interpret and respond to these events. Try looking beyond the present to
how future circumstances may be a little better. Note any subtle ways in which you
might already feel somewhat better as you deal with difficult situations.
3. Accept that change is a part of living. Certain goals may no longer be
attainable as a result of adverse situations. Accepting circumstances that cannot be
changed can help you focus on circumstances that you can alter.
4. Move toward your goals. Develop some realistic goals. Do something regularly
— even if it seems like a small accomplishment — that enables you to move toward
your goals. Instead of focusing on tasks that seem unachievable, ask yourself,
“What’s one thing I know I can accomplish today that helps me move in the
direction I want to go?”
5. Take decisive actions. Act on adverse situations as much as you can. Take
decisive actions, rather than detaching completely from problems and stresses and
wishing they would just go away.
6. Look for opportunities for self-discovery. People often learn something about
themselves and may find that they have grown in some respect as a result of their
struggle with loss. Many people who have experienced tragedies and hardship
have reported better relationships, greater sense of strength even while feeling
vulnerable, increased sense of self-worth, a more developed spirituality, and
heightened appreciation for life.
7. Nurture a positive view of yourself. Developing confidence in your ability to
solve problems and trusting your instincts helps build resilience.
8. Keep things in perspective. Even when facing very painful events, try to
consider the stressful situation in a broader context and keep a long-term
perspective. Avoid blowing the event out of proportion.
9. Maintain a hopeful outlook. An optimistic outlook enables you to expect that
good things will happen in your life. Try visualizing what you want, rather than
worrying about what you fear.
10. Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Engage
in activities that you enjoy and find relaxing. Exercise regularly. Taking care of
yourself helps to keep your mind and body primed to deal with situations that
7 TIPS FOR HELPING YOUR CHILD MANAGE STRESS
1. Stop overscheduling
2. Make time to play
3. Make a sleep a priority
4. Teach your kids to listen to their bodies
5. Manage your own stress
6. Make morning calmers
7. Prepare your kids to deal with mistakes
WHEN TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP?
• When any change in behavior persist,
• When stress is causing serious anxiety,
• When the behavior causes significant problems at school or at home
PREPARED BY: LORETA P. REGIO
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR I
American Psychological Association
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