The hotel I stayed in Sunday night was remodeling.  They put me in the new area.   Nice.  I could tell the difference when I stepped off the old carpet and onto the new at the new end of the hallway.

The new carpet had bounce.

The fancy word for bounce is resilience.

Resilience – the capacity to spring back, rebound, and successfully adapt in the face of adversity.

Investing in yourself as a person is one of the keys for resilience:

Ways resilient people take care of themselves personally include:

  • Giving of self in service to others and/or a cause
  • Good life skills: decision making, assertiveness,      impulse control, problem solving
  • Sociability; ability to be a friend; ability to form      positive relationships
  • Sense of humor
  • Internal focus of control , Autonomy/independence
  • Positive view of one’s personal future
  • Flexibility
  • Capacity and desire for learning
  • Self-motivation,   Personal competence
  • Feelings of self-worth and self-confidence