We all know that having resilience in life is tied directly to one’s happiness. In general, the more resilient a person is — that is, the more easily they can bounce back from life’s downs — the happier a life they will lead.
So the question then becomes, How does one build resilience? Can we nurture it like we nurture our creativity or intimacy?
In this video, Psych Central’s Ask the Therapists Daniel J. Tomasulo, Ph.D. & Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. discuss the issue of how does a person make their relationship work. What goes into making a relationship successful? Find out by watching the segment below:
The 4 tips offered by Dr. Marie in the video to help build resilience are:
- What’s going right with your day?
- Act more positive than you feel
- Acting kind
- Dress as though you’re successful
Dr. Dan adds one more:
- Challenge your thoughts — “Is there another way to look at this?”
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Video: More on Building Resiliency | World of Psychology (4/21/2012)
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Apr 2012
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Grohol, J. (2012). Video: Building Resilience. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 12, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/03/19/video-building-resilience/