|Rebound layout by Nancy Doren|
Okay, so I don't always come by to talk about the tutorials. I was pondering life today and headed over to the Inside Out site for some inspiration and thought I'd stop by here to talk a little about the topic of the month.
This month's topic, if you didn't already know, is Resilience, and I wanted to ask all of you out there... how do you find yourself to be resilient? As there are many facets to resilience, let's specifically focus on resilience as it refers to rebounding. Some questions to get you thinking... and answering, if you want, by commenting.
- How difficult is it for you to bounce back after you've had a setback in life?
- Is your ability to regroup different in different arenas of your life?
- What's the longest time you've been 'down for the count'?
- Do you give yourself a break when you are unable to bounce back quickly, or are you kind to yourself?
- What active steps do you take when you need to start yourself toward a rebound?
I was hurt and appalled that anyone would ask me such a thing. Because in my mind, there was no "getting over" it... as in never! I was really down for the count for a very long time. I was very slow to rebound and come back to a "normal" way of living. But I've come to terms with that. It's okay that it takes me a long time to rebound, as long as I don't get stuck. On the flip side, it takes a big event to cause such a lengthy rebound. Typically, I feel I am very resilient in day-to-day life and events that can throw you for a loop.
So, looking at the prompts listed above, for me different situations do call for different reactions and lengths of time to rebound. And that's okay.
How about you? I'd love to hear how you handle a "rebound", please share! For more thought provoking prompts on resilience, please visit our Inspiration section at Inside Out!