18 Mental Hacks to Develop a Resilient Mindset

Developing a Resilient Mindset is the key to overcoming challenges and seeing opportunities.

We all face challenges and obstacles daily. No one said that life would be easy. It’s how we deal with these challenges that determine our success in life.

In this blog post, we will discuss 18 mental hacks that will help you develop a resilient mindset and break through any obstacle and overcome any challenge.

What is a resilient mindset?

Resiliency is the ability to adapt to challenging situations. When stress arises, adversity strikes, or you experience trauma; you will experience anger, grief and pain. But you’re able to keep functioning (both physically and psychologically) and endure the challenges. Being resilient means that instead of falling into the pit of despair, or hiding from issues with unhealthy coping strategies, most resilient individuals face these difficulties straight on.

What does it mean to be resilient?

Developing a resilient mindset is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It is key to overcoming any obstacle. When life throws challenges your way, it’s essential to have the inner strength to keep moving forward. Obstacles are going to come up, but with the right attitude, you can break through them and continue on your path.

Most often, this includes giving up the “victim mentality”. As a matter of fact, this keeps you feeling like situations are beyond your control, that you don’t have agency over your decisions, or that life is “out to get you”. Similarly, in a professional setting, being resilient can reduce your risk of burnout.

What are the 7 resilience skills?

According to Dr Ginsburg, child paediatrician and human development expert, he proposes that there are 7 integral and interrelated components that make up being resilient. They include “competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping” as well as control.

For instance, optimism has shown to help soften the impact of stress on the mind, as well as and body, because of disturbing experiences.


How to Develop a Resilient Mindset

There are many factors that determine resilience. For instance, things like genetics, early childhood experiences, and circumstances can’t be changed. But it is possible to learn specific skills to build resilience, as long as you are open to change.

These include breaking out of negative thought patterns and cycles, habits, and behaviors. It also includes resisting the urge to catastrophize events (like being a drama queen). At the same time, looking for the upside of life when faced with setbacks.

By the same token, we undervalue the importance of seeing challenges as resilience building exercises.


The Keys to Unlocking a Resilient Mindset

  1. See challenges as opportunities, not obstacles.

  2. Don’t be so easy to give up when things get tough.

  3. Remember that persistence is key.

  4. Have determination.

  5. See the bright side of every situation.

  6. Remain focused on your goals.

  7. Challenges strengthen us so embrace them.

  8. Develop a positive mindset.

  9. Surround yourself with positive people.

  10. Believe in yourself.

  11. Know when to give up and walk away.

  12. Overcome challenges one step at a time.

  13. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  14. Practice gratitude.

  15. Meditate and pray regularly.

  16. Learn from your mistakes.

  17. Focus on solutions, not problems.

  18. Have faith in God and trust in His plan for your life.


In conclusion, we now know that resilient individuals don’t let difficulties, traumatic experiences, or failure overcome them and drain their resolve. Instead, the highly resilient find a way to change their course, dig deep to heal emotionally and continue moving toward their goals and dreams.

No matter what life throws your way, use these 18 mental hacks to help you develop a resilient mindset and overcome any challenge. You will be well on your way to overcoming any challenge that comes your way!


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