100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 15

Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.

You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!

How can I build more resilience?

Oxford defines resilience as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”. I like to think of it as bouncing back.

But, how can we be sure of our response until adversity actually strikes? Can we?

The answer isn’t cut and dry, but, yesterday, I meant it when I said consistency coupled with purpose builds resilience.

How so?

The more we keep trying (consistency), the less afraid we are of “failing”, and the more we challenge ourselves!

We get to practice our response to doing hard things.

That’s pretty powerful all on its own.

Purpose takes it one step further. It’s putting that consistent effort toward the things that matter most to you.

For me, that means building a life filled with meaning, even as I experience loss.

What does resilience look like to you?

❤ Jenny

8 thoughts on “100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 15

  1. I think one thing that helps to build resilience is knowing where you stand on an issue BEFORE it actually affects you directly, personally. Being prepared can be effective. Failing can help as well. If you’re practiced at failing (and recovering), you know how to deal with it.

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    1. Preparation is key. Sometimes I worry and try to over-prepare because there are so many inevitabilities to juggle, but I think you’re right – failure, or practicing our response, can be so helpful, too. Thanks for sharing, Brandon!

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