Resiliency is the ability to function really well in the face of adversity.
Resilience is defined as how one “deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.”
The DLA resilience model has four pillars:
Mental: The ability to effectively cope with mental stressors and challenges. Pay attention to your needs and feelings. Our thoughts control our energy.
Physical: The ability to adopt and sustain healthy behaviors. Regularly work out and continually monitor physical stamina. Recognize the connection between mind and body: strong bodies help build strong minds
Social: The ability to network. Build and value interpersonal relationships and social networks. Social connections with others widen perceptions and grow character.
- Spiritual: The ability to adhere to beliefs, principles, or values needed to persevere and prevail in accomplishing missions.