There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out. – Sophie Kinsella

Factors that contribute to resilience include:

  • Seeking help and resources
  • Seeing yourself as resilient (rather than as a victim)
  • Coping with stress in healthy ways and avoiding harmful coping strategies, such as substance abuse
  • Helping others
  • Finding positive meaning in your life despite difficult or traumatic events