Right now, we could all use a little resilience and hope. So many things are changing, and many of us are experiencing challenging circumstances. It’s totally normal to feel uncertain, confused, or even frustrated.
The good news is that resilience isn’t about being strong or feeling put together all the time. It doesn’t mean that you won’t experience fear, or setbacks, or hard times. Resilience is about approaching these moments with a positive mindset, clear thinking, relevant actions, and a focus on what can be in your control. In a nutshell, resilience is the ability to absorb those tough breaks and move forward a little bit stronger, a little wiser, more resourceful and more compassionate. It’s being able to use your experiences to grow and thrive.
After all, financial confidence ultimately comes down to taking care of what you can control. Even though right now you might be feeling the effects of these uncertain times — you’re not alone.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing helpful resources, tools, tips and expert advice to support you during this time. We’ll focus on how you can help improve both your financial and mental well-being, giving you practical tools that you can start using right away. We’ll take a deeper look at what resilience is really made of, and how you can cultivate more of it for yourself, your loved ones and your communities.
For now, take a moment to sit and consider other moments in your life when you demonstrated resilience.
- What were those experiences like?
- What thoughts and emotions came up for you then?
- What actions did you take?
- How did you learn and grow from that difficult experience?
- What did you find to be your resiliency superpower?
Jot key points of that story down and put it somewhere you’ll see it as a reminder—maybe on your fridge or your bathroom mirror. Keep it fresh to remind yourself that you’ve done hard things before. Everything you’ve learned so far will help you now.