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Resilience: How to cope when everything around you keeps changing

Book Description


Stressful situations are a fact of life. Job insecurity, financial burden, relationship doubt are all too familiar. Some people approach them with confidence and poise, facing change and challenges head on. Others back away slowly into a corner and become quivering wrecks at the mere thought of them. So what is it that makes some people cope with these adverse situations so well? It's not about what is happening to you, but how you react to it. It's about your resilience.

Happiness guru Liggy Webb is here to help us all find positivity and inner strength to cope with stressful situations. Arming you with a personal toolkit to handle day to day challenges, and providing strategies for thriving in uncertain times Liggy shows you how to increase your 'bouncibility' and bounce back from whatever negative things life throws at you.

  • Timely topic with governments across the world promoting happiness on the one hand and dealing with vast economic uncertainty and austerity on the other

  • Easy to digest, anecdotal and practical guide with lots of common sense advice

  • Contains timely examples and tips tailored for coping with difficult times

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Dedication
  5. Epigraph
  6. An Introduction to Resilience
    1. A Personal Story of Resilience
    2. 1. Take a Journey of Self-Discovery
    3. 2. See the Glass Half Full
    4. 3. Take Emotional Control
    5. 4. Change for the Better
    6. 5. Cope Well with Conflict
    7. 6. Embrace Probortunities
    8. 7. Look after Yourself
    9. 8. Make Connections
    10. 9. Keep Going
    11. 10. Create a Vision
  7. How Resilient Are You?
  8. 1 Take a Journey of Self-Discovery
    1. Be Your Personal Best
    2. Ask Yourself the Following Questions
    3. What Value Do You Give Yourself?
    4. Fear and Desire
    5. Learn to Trust
    6. Feedback
    7. Invest in You
    8. Building Self-Confidence
  9. 2 See the Glass Half Full
    1. A Day Closer to Being Better
    2. How to Be Optimistic
    3. Mind Over Matter
    4. Learning Opportunities
  10. 3 Take Emotional Control
    1. Emotional Resilience
    2. Defining Key Emotions
    3. Food for Thought
    4. The Emotional Roller Coaster
  11. 4 Change for the Better
    1. 1. Embrace Change
    2. 2. Be Open-Minded
    3. 3. Prepare Your Emotions
    4. 4. Relax and Go with the Flow
    5. 5. Be Positive
    6. 6. Keep Your Powder Dry
    7. 7. Get Support
    8. 8. Challenge Your Perspective
    9. 9. Chunk up Change
    10. 10. Make a Plan
  12. 5 Cope Well with Conflict
    1. What Is Conflict?
    2. The Benefits of Conflict
    3. Coping with Conflict
  13. 6 Embrace Probortunities
    1. Problem Solving
    2. Be Creative
    3. Make Decisions
  14. 7 Look after Yourself
    1. Positively Managing Stress
    2. Managing Stress
    3. Relaxation
    4. Balance Your Life
  15. 8 Make Connections
    1. Appreciate Your Family
    2. Cultivate and Nurture Friendships
    3. Relationships and Resilience
    4. Connect to Your Purpose
    5. Finding Meaning
    6. Make a Difference
  16. 9 Keep Going
    1. Learn to Let Go
    2. Control the Controllables
  17. 10 Create a Vision
    1. Vision and Goals
    2. How to Set Goals
    3. Achieving Goals
    4. How to Create Your Vision and Make It Happen
  18. Desiderata – A Creed for Life
  19. Resilience Materials
    1. 40 Ways to Bounce Back
  20. Top 20 Survival Songs
  21. Useful Resources
    1. Books
    2. Websites
  22. Acknowledgements
  23. About the Author
  24. Index