the road to resilience

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The Road to Resilience Have you ever been in a life-changing accident? Have you ever contracted a life-threatening virus? Have you ever experienced something that changed your life forever? Bouncing back from any of these experiences can be very difficult. One has to push forward and use positive thinking to be able to overcome such life-changing experiences. One must build resilience. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors (apa.org). It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences (apa.org). Having a life-changing experience should not stop one from living his/her life. One should always keep moving forward no matter how difficult it may seem. One should also try to be more optimistic by looking at the bright side of things. According to the American Psychological Association website, there are 10 different ways to build resilience. Those 10 ways are Make connections, Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems, Accept that change is a part of living, Move toward your goals, Take decisive actions, Look for opportunities for self-discovery, Nurture a positive view of yourself, Keep things in perspective, Maintain a hopeful outlook, Take care of yourself, and Additional ways of strengthening resilience may be helpful (apa.org). In my perspective, three out of the 10 different ways to build resilience are more important: Make connections, avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems, and accept that change is part of living. Making connections is very important. Having good relationships with family and friends is always good bec... ... middle of paper ... ...s at the age of 19. “Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges. The meninges is the collective name for the three membranes that envelope the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system), called the dura mater, the arachnoid mater, and the pia mater. The meninges' main function, alongside the cerebrospinal fluid is to protect the central nervous system” (Nordqvist). Bibliography (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/people/personal-story/bob-s Albrecht, B. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/09/vietnam_pow_robert_shumaker_sp.html Nordqvist, C. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/9276.php Shumaker, B. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-shumaker/this-emotional-life-my-li_b_404905.html
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