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what is resilience?


what is resilience?

How RESILIENT people are is one of the most important predictors of how successful they will be.

Which means that we'd better learn how to get good at it, right?

But here's a question... what is RESILIENCE?

Write down your definition of what you think resilience is in the box below and we'll see how close you get later.

3 things we love about resilience

  • 1
    It doesn't matter how smart you are, how good your grades are, what school you go to, or where you come from: we love RESILIENCE because anybody can learn it- as long as you are prepared to work at it and practice.
  • 2
    RESILIENCE helps you to have a more positive outlook which helps you to live a longer, happier and healthier life.
  • 3
    Life is full of challenges and RESILIENCE gives you the tools to be able to successfully deal with whatever comes your way.

so, what is resilience?

Let's find out what resilience is all about shall we?

The best way to do this is to understand what resilient behaviour looks like.

We've created a little video for you that explains what BEING resilient is all about.

a quiz for you

Have you been paying attention?
Let's see shall we.

Below you will find some phrases based on the video you have just seen, see if you can match up the sentences.

so, how resilient are you?

Well done. Now you know what resilience is, let's find out how resilient you are shall we?

We have created a little quiz that will enable you to see how resilient you are and to see which Star Wars character you resemble the most.

It's a bit of fun and it will also help you to see which areas of resilience you might want to work on.

7 day challenge

Right! All this theory is GREAT, but. the BEST way to learn how to BE resilient is to practice in the real world.

RESILIENCE is a skill, and just like any skill the more you learn and practice... the better you get.

Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to complete at least ONE behaviour a day for the next 7 days.

IF you like, put your CHECKLIST on the fridge (or somewhere it can be seen), and see how many behaviours you can check off over the next 7 days.

Good luck!

fun zone

Well done for completing this activity.

As a reward we have a fiendishly tricky resilience jigsaw puzzle for you to complete. 

See if you can complete it under 7 minutes.

If you need a clue or two, you can press the frame or the ghost icon in the bottom left corner.