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How to be more resilient and little Ana.

How many times have you been told to be resilient? But surely, they don't tell you how to achieve it. We'll try to put an end to this gap.

Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity and emerge stronger from it. We all face difficult situations in our lives, but what matters is how we face them.

In this article, we present some strategies to be more resilient in life, a funny anecdote that will help you better understand how it works, and a challenge for you to work on your resilience.

Strategies to be more resilient in life.

  1. Learn from difficulties.

When facing a difficulty, whether in sports or in life, it's easy to be carried away by frustration and sadness. But instead of focusing on the negative, try to see the situation as an opportunity to learn something new and develop your skills. There's always something we can learn from our experiences, even if they are unpleasant.

  1. Seek support.

Having a support system when facing difficult situations is crucial. Look for people you trust and who support you. Talk to them about your difficulties and how you feel. Sometimes, just talking to someone can help us feel better and find new solutions.

  1. Maintain a positive attitude.

Try to see the positive side of situations and maintain a positive attitude. Don't get discouraged if something doesn't go as expected; try to see it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Remember that life is full of ups and downs, and what matters is how we react to them.

  1. Learn to control your emotions.

Emotions can be overwhelming when facing difficult situations. Learn to control your emotions and find healthy ways to express them. If you feel overwhelmed, try exercising, meditating, or writing in a journal. Find an activity that helps you relax and feel better about yourself.

Little Ana

There was a little boy who participated in bike races. There, he competed against a girl named Ana who always won. No matter how well the boy competed, he always lost to her. One day, in the last race of the year, the boy fell and hurt his knee. He was so upset with himself that he started crying. Ana approached him and said, 'Why are you crying? You fell, that happens. The important thing is to get up and keep going.' That was the most important lesson the boy learned about resilience. No matter how many times you fall, what matters is getting up and moving forward.

Resilience Challenge

Now that you know some strategies to be more resilient in life and sports, we propose a challenge. Think of a difficult situation you faced in the past and how you overcame it. Then, think of a current difficult situation you are facing and apply one of the mentioned strategies to handle it more effectively. If you feel comfortable sharing your experience, share it with someone you trust. This exercise will help strengthen your resilience and allow you to face future difficult situations with more confidence and determination. Remember that resilience can be trained and developed like a muscle!