The relationships you have in your life will have a significant influence on your ability to be resilient. Are they are healthy, positive and constructive or negative and toxic? Building strong relationships is about surrounding yourself with like minded resilient individuals who will encourage and support you in challenging times.
Being part of a supportive network helps you be more resilient in many ways. Strong relationships offer you (among other things) sounding boards, cheerleaders, role models and people to laugh with! It will also add to your own sense of purpose as you provide support to others.
Choosing Your Support
Most of us have had people in our lives at some point who we might describe as “toxic”, and we know the impact that it had/still has. It might seem a little harsh to “cherry pick” who you spend time with but think about the people in your life. Are they?
Constructive or Negative
Supportive or Demanding
Sharing or Absorbing
Honest or Evasive
I hope that they all fall in the first categories and that the people who rely on you for support would say the same of you.
If not perhaps it is time to make some changes.
Limitless for Life uses the Power Up model for building your resilience. We give you the tools and tricks to successfully focus on the 7 key elements of resilience building :