You can build resilience through assertiveness. Make a habit of expressing your truths in a tactful manner. Speaking up honors who you are, what you need and what you think. This is particularly important in situations where you feel obligated or stuck with no way out.
For example, if a situation arose which required more time and energy than you have available, you could speak your truth in several different ways. You might say:
“I would really like to help out but I just can’t.”
“I can help out tomorrow afternoon, between 2 and 4 o’clock.”
“I can only help if I get someone else to take over my other responsibilities.”
Using ‘I’ statements allows us to maintain healthy boundaries for wellness. If we maintain awareness over our energy levels and what is most important to us, we remain stronger and more able to endure subsequent challenges. Hence, we become more resilient in life!