NOLS is celebrating Resilience Month by offering FREE Resilience Kits through Curbside Pickup, beginning Monday, October 5. The kits provide a variety of activities and tools to help build resilience and support self-care.
Psychologists define resilience as adaptation in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, or significant sources of stress. The American Psychological Association recommends the following to build individual and community resilience:
- Build your connections by prioritizing relationships.
- Foster wellness by practicing mindfulness, avoiding negative outlets, and taking care of your body.
- Find purpose by looking for opportunities of self-discovery, moving towards goals, being proactive, and helping others.
- Embrace healthy thoughts by learning from your past, maintaining a hopeful outlook, and accepting change.