I thought of this topic as I got through another week of being sick.
Now on the mend, I made it to my yoga practice. YAY!
Life is not all happy. It can't be. We will be faced with loss, sorrow, and sickness.
Certainly if we have been drinking too much, we have caused some pain in our lives.
How do we deal with this?
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.
(From: The Road to Resilience by the American Psychological Association)
What I read on other sober blogs, hear in meetings, and read in books, is about people bouncing back even after really hard experiences.
I find it interesting that much of the work that I, and other people in recovery are doing, is working on how to increase our resiliency.
Listed on the site above are 10 ways to help build resiliency. They are:
Easy? Not always. In fact, many times no.
Worth it? YES!
To all my fellow people in recovery, I wish you peace.