Resilience, is a hot topic at the moment. But what does it mean, why is it important and how can we build it? Is it just another buzz word?
What is resilience?
The Collins English Dictionary defines it as ‘(person) recovering easily and quickly from misfortune or illness; (object) capable of regaining its original shape or position after bending or stretching’. I’ve also heard of it being described as ‘bouncebackability’. Basically, it’s our ability to cope when things go wrong and how quickly we can get back on track.