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Phew!  Ever have one of those days that totally knocks you off your feet?  They suck, for sure.  But looking on the bright side, they do give us the opportunity to see just how far we've come with regard to resilience.  How quickly do we pick ourselves up afterwards and bounce back?  Yesterday was one of these 'burnout' days for me and it got me thinking about just how important it is to be resilient. The good news is that resilience is one of those fabulous personal skills that you can actually teach yourself; it's a learnt behaviour.  It doesn't require you to be sharp and aggressive, it just asks you be emotionally tough.  So, let's get stuck in!  

''The ability to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.''

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As soon as crisis strikes, the quickest way to get yourself on the right path is by switching from the have to mindset to the get to mindset.  By this, I mean I GET to solve this problem.  I GET to come out of this stronger.  I GET to test my strength and resolve.  Hey, don't knock it 'til you've tried it; believe me when I say it will surprise you just how powerful this shift of mindset can be!


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Ever heard people talking about not being able to 'see the wood for the trees'?  They're referring to being so involved in the teeny-tiny details of their problem, that they become unable to see the overall picture - where often the solution lies!  This is something I'm still learning to put into practice, but I can already see this is a super important step towards becoming more resilient


A S S U M E   T H E   B E S T   I S   Y E T   T O   C O M E 

Admittedly, this isn't something I taught myself; I was fortunate enough to always have this inherent feeling of the best being just around the corner.  However, if you need a little nudge adopting this mantra, just remember that one bad moment doesn't equate to a bad life.  It's just one day/week/month and one that can never repeat itself.  Done and dusted.  History.


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Above all else, look after yourself.  It's usually during these tough moments that we tend to neglect ourselves and all of the most basic needs: decent food, good sleep and basic exercise.  Over the years I've found becoming more resilient one of the most exciting areas of personal development, because it creates obvious results in a relatively short space of time!  Within just a few weeks you start to notice how things don't bother you quite as much as before.  They don't play on your mind and hold you back.  Bottom line?  The best is yet to come, so don't let anything hold you back - especially not yourself.


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I'd love to hear your thoughts on resilience.  Is it something you've ever given much thought to?  Would you describe yourself as a resilient person?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x