re·sil·ience/rəˈzilyəns/ noun

  1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Resilience is about being able to bounce back from crisis, turmoil, difficult situations. We want to know that things will return to normal , that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that our life won’t necessarily be affected from what we have just experienced.

Well, usually our life IS affected by our experiences, and hopefully it is affected in a positive way. This is the purpose of life lessons and, if we do not learn them, they keep showing back up until we do.

So, how do we stay elastic through tough times? One word: gratitude. We have to remain positive. We have to be open to change in a positive way, so that we can learn and grow. And, we have to be able to let things go in order to make space for change.

Challenge yourself to staying open, letting go and being grateful by answering these 3 questions daily on a piece of paper or in a journal. Take the time to reflect on these questions each morning before you get out of bed. Ask yourself:

  1. What am I grateful for today?
  2. What will I let go of today?
  3. What will I focus on today?

Try this practice for one week and feel how gratitude and freedom strengthen your heart, make you feel lighter, free, and more clear in your thinking.

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