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Building Resiliency

Between getting good grades, applying for colleges, dating, making and keeping friends, and spending time with family,
life can be tough. But, with the right mindset and skills, overcoming stressful situations can be a lot easier than it may seem.
Check out the list below to learn how to build resiliency and turn struggles into moments of growth!

Regulate Impulses

When you find yourself in a difficult situation, take a moment to step back, think about the big picture, breathe, and then respond in the best way you can.

Be Optimistic

Make a conscious effort to see the brighter side of a difficult situation; how is this moment going to help you grow, learn, and help you become the person you are meant to be?

There will be moments in your life that don't go the way you plan, but there's nothing wrong with that. There is always another door or opportunity awaiting you.

You are able to handle anything life throws your way -- stay confident!

Bend Without Breaking

When you experience something difficult or negative, it's important to see the situation from different perspectives and create solutions that can help you figure out your next steps.

What are your available solutions? Pick the one that feels best to you; your gut will rarely steer you in the wrong direction.

Establish Empathy

Empathy allows you to understand how someone else feels. By establishing empathy, you will be able to both relate to others around you and respond in the most appropriate way. As a result, you will build strong relationships with others who will be there to support you during rough times.

Recognize Yourself

You may be going through something right now that has knocked your self-confidence or self-esteem down. Maybe you were denied to the college of your dreams or your significant other sent you a break up text.

But, take a moment to step back from this moment and recognize all that you have accomplished. You have worked through difficult situations before and you will certainly work through them again!

Seek Support or Help

At times, it may feel easier to deal with your emotions on your own. Perhaps you don't want to others to feel as though your problems are their problems. 

But guess what?

The people in your life are there for a reason; they want to be there for you to help you through these tough times.

Reach out to a friend, family member, or loved one when you just need to talk. They'll be happy to hear from you!

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