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Top 5 Reasons You Should Grow Your Mental Resilience

Something I get asked a lot, is how can building resilience actually improve your life? What tangible difference will it make?

Honestly, there are countless ways that working on resilience can improve your personal and professional life and help you bounce back better.

Here's a list of 5 of my favourite examples of how building resilience can improve your life;

1. Higher Self-esteem

When you bounce back quicker from life's ups and downs, you tend to have a greater level of self-esteem. That is, confidence in your own worth. You are generally able to see yourself as the wonderfully imperfect human being you are and accept and value your faults and strengths in equal measure.

2. Ability to Set and Maintain Boundaries

One that many clients come to me to work on; having the confidence to establish and keep boundaries comes from being able to withstand the pressure other people may put on you to change. Greater resilience means that you are working on building the inner strength to stand up for yourself and your needs. This works for boundaries at home, as well as in your professional work life and sometimes involves removing boundaries, as well as setting them.

3. Courage to Take Risks

A tendency to hide or shy away from opportunities and change is something that can come from low resilience. This can hold you back from meeting your perfect partner or a new group of lovely friends, or professionally, from doing something you love, getting that promotion or talking positively about yourself in your performance reviews. It is linked to self-belief and mindset and can stop you from living the life you want due to fear of failure. High levels of resilience will help you realise that without risk, nothing changes and that trying and failing provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow, that otherwise might be missed. Don't think what if I fail; think what if I succeed!

4. Better Relationships

This is a no brainer. Positive relationships are a huge element in positive psychology linked to living a happier life. Resilience can help you build the confidence and courage to put yourself out there and meet new people, or establish boundaries in existing relationships, or take the lead instead of just following. You will probably feel more comfortable to just be yourself and dropping the act can be incredibly liberating. The simple truth is that when you believe in yourself more, you are more likely to feel happier and that can impact all your relationships, both personal and professional in a positive way.

5. More Positive Mindset

With resilience, you are likely to see challenges and failures as opportunities to learn and grow. You will have a more balance inner voice, with the ability to hear your inner critic and weigh up the negative thoughts and challenge the self-doubts, providing evidence where necessary that proves the little voice wrong. Because you are spending less time worrying about your automatic negative thoughts, you will have more capacity for positive emotions and increased optimism and hope. This can transform your mindset and your whole approach to life. After all, what's the point in being a pessimist?

If you would like to experience some of these practical and realistic benefits yourself, get in touch and book in your free 20min coaching consultation to see if I can help you bounce back better.


P.S. If we've already spoken and you're ready to jump in and experience some of these positive changes yourself, here's the link to my services page where you can select your coaching package. I am very much looking forward to working with you. Check Out My Coaching Services


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