How to become more resilient and cope better

If you have started to apply some of the findings from positive psychology in this book, you will already be building more self-resilience. This chapter will focus on the key qualities that build and foster resilience. We will look at why being optimistic helps you cope better than being pessimistic, what are the best coping defences, and how it is possible to grow from adversity and traumatic events.

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Positive psychologists have found that resilient people:

  • Are optimistic
  • Are hopeful and able to problem solve
  • Believe in themselves but are ...

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