BY: Neighbors’ Consejo|

Mental health is essential for personal, family, work and social life. The circumstances experienced in the pandemic showed us even more that we are always exposed to changes; however, the way we accept them and adapt to them will enable us to maintain good emotional well-being.

Therefore, one of the best ways to achieve it is resilience, defined as “the ability to be happy, successful, etc. again after something difficult or bad has happened [1] ”. For the executive director of the Global Center for Resiliency and Well-Being and former professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Amit Sood, “it’s your ability to withstand adversity and bounce back and grow despite life’s downturns [2] ”.

This is not an innate characteristic of the human being, it is a built from the experience of emotional suffering and involves behaviors, thoughts and spontaneous feelings that help maintain psychological well-being [3] .

The resilient person is not the one who does not experience anguish on the difficulty; on the other hand, he or she is the one who puts all her or his abilities into play to overcome it. They identify, accept and manage their emotions, based on the interpretation they make of the situation, thereby achieving better self-knowledge and life learning. Self-esteem, the ability to resolve conflicts, family and social support and maintaining a positive attitude will favor our ability to overcome [4] .   You will be able to become a resilient person when you develop habits in your life such as: Learn to relax. Practice thought awareness, edit your outlook, learn from your mistakes and failures, choose your response, maintain perspective, set yourself goals, build your self-confidence, develop strong relationships and be flexible [5] .







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