WAYS TO BE MORE RESILIENT DURING TOUGH TIMES – DAY THREE

Ecclesiastes 4:9, Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

This week we are looking at four characteristics of living a resilient life. None of us is blessed with a problem-free existence, but not all of us overcome our adversities well.

Yesterday, I told you that key number one to being resilient was “Stay optimistic” – we have to always believe things will get better and we have to be willing to take action and do something about it.

The second key to being resilient is – “We can’t ignore our relationships.” Too often when we go through tough times we want to close off the world and simply pull the covers over our heads; however, staying connected with our friends and loved ones keeps us from feeling isolated. Relationships can provide a fresh perspective on our problems. Plus, they can remind us that things won’t always be so difficult.

The Bible says, 9Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

If you are going through a tough time, remember that a vital key to staying resilient is staying connected with others who can lift you up. So don’t fall to the temptation to just sit, soak and sour.

Stay connected, and have a resilient day!

John Mark Caton
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