Building Resilience to Handle Challenging Times (June 23)

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Building Resilience to Handle Challenging Times


Building Resilience to Handle Challenging Times from Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County Health Department

 Life doesn’t come with a road map and if the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that things can change rapidly and at any time.

So how do we weather the storm when the road takes an unexpected, stressful, possibly life-changing turn? One factor that contributes to how well one adapts to handle challenges over time is resilience.

What is Resilience?

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines resilience as “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. As much as resilience involves ‘bouncing back’ from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.”

Building Resilience

The good news is that one can develop resilience to handle challenges in life through the use of some simple strategies each day! Give these strategies a try; it may pay off for you and your family in big ways: 

  • Maintain a Daily Routine 
  • Reach Out to Others
  • Keep Things in Perspective and Maintain a Hopeful Outlook
  • Accept that Change is a Part of Living

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