Rate Your Resilience

by | Feb 23, 2018 | Emotional Wellbeing

Resilience is defined as, “the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. The ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy,” according to dictionary.com.

We all have different ways of being resilient, based on our emotional and physical make up. You most likely know what helps you get back to your best self after a challenging situation.

Did you know there are key qualities that support you in minimizing negative reactions and help you in bouncing back more quickly? Use the resilience wheel below to rate how strong you are in each of the listed qualities. Draw a line in each “pie piece” showing where you are – the closer to the edge of the circle, the stronger you are and more satisfied you are in that quality.

In the example below, this person is high in morality, relationships, creativity, and humor. They will want to identify tactics to improve their resilience by increasing insight, independence and initiative. Reading articles, watching videos, taking classes or getting a mentor are options for development.

For more information about building resilience, check out these resources:

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