Resilience is “the capacity that allows us to deal with our problems and overcome them, adapt to changes and transform negative experiences in our lives.” (OPP - Portuguese Order of Psychologists)
Flexibility is an adaptability response that is a crucial component of resilience. You will be much more prepared to respond to difficulties or any crisis in life if you learn to be more flexible. When we accept that it doesn't exist forever, and that everything changes, we start to develop flexibility and we won't crack under the pressure.
In short, individuals with well-developed resilience and flexibility skills are able to believe in themselves and in their ability to effectively manage and respond to the challenges of life and work.
What to do to have Resilience and Flexibility?
Resilience is a dynamic process that can be developed and strengthened through a variety of strategies and support systems.
By training and developing your emotional maturity, you will be much more prepared to respond to difficulties or any crisis in life if you learn to be more resilient.
Likewise, by exposing yourself to different perspectives and challenging your own beliefs, you will be training your adaptability, critical thinking and curiosity, which leads to the development of the flexibility with which you approach situations.
Resilient people use difficult events as an opportunity to open themselves up to new directions. Those who are very resilient are able to adapt and thrive, while others can be devastated by rapid change.
What Are the Benefits of Strengthening Resilience and Flexibility?
- More productivity at work,
- Better adaptability
- Greater emotional control,
- Better stress and anxiety management
- greater self-confidence
- Better relationships with other people,
- Active search for more self-knowledge,
- Turn all situations into learning opportunities,
- Better able to solve problems even in high-pressure situations
- More proactive.
- Better health and wellness.