If you don't bend, you'll break: 5 rules of resilience

"The wind does not break a tree that bends." -Sukuma proverb

The inability to deal with uncertainty and the vicissitudes of life causes stress and nervous breakdowns. When this occurs-- it simply means that your soul is inflexible with regards to how you perceive reality. 

Now, while the winds of life may seem to blow contrary to your deepest desires, it's important that you develop resilience-- a calm inner strength that perseveres and keeps going.

Here are some tips on being more resilient:
1. Recognize your value. Realize that there’s a reason you were born and a reason you’re still here. Set aside time to reflect on the people you love and the people who love you as well. It can be easy to forget that people love and care about you.
2. Reframe your experience. You’ve got to let go of ‘stinking thinking.’ When times get tough, there’s no time to ruminate and lament about what’s not going right in your life. Focus on finding the silver lining in every experience.

3. Re-assess your priorities. Hard times usually mean that it’s time to buckle down and look your priorities. Make a list of the top 10 things you want to accomplish in the next 90 days. Then get going!

4. Remember to help others. Whether you’re facing foreclosure or feuding with family members, it’s easy to become self-absorbed with your needs. Take time to remember that there are other people who are hurting more than you.

5. Relax and recommit to improving everyday. Dedicate yourself to finding the easiest, healthiest and most positive way to achieve your life’s vision.

So, let life shape you instead of break you. Resilience leads to enduranceNo matter where you are on the path of Soul Transformation, these are great reminders to keep you in the game. You can't win if you're not in the game, right? 

"When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty-- trust Him fully. Because two things can happen: Either He'll catch you when you fall or he will teach you to fly." -Anonymous

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