4 Key Habits for Resiliency
Habit #1 — Debrief Daily. Before going to bed, think about the ups and downs of your day. This will help you realize your stressors and things that uplifted you. Identifying the triggers will prepare you to deal with them in the future.
Habit #2 — Be Good to Yourself. Discover things that renew and encourage you. Enjoy at least one of them daily (e.g. your pet, exercise routine or spending time with someone special in your life, etc.)
Habit #3 — Live in the Moment. Stop yourself from constantly worrying about the future and pay attention to what is going on right now in your life. Focus on good things happening in the moment.
Habit #4 — Give Thanks. Write down things, people and situations that you are happy about in your life. Do it every day. This activity helps to keep life in perspective.
Resource: Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, by Robert Wicks, PsyD