One of my favourite synonyms for ‘resilience’ is ‘elasticity’. It might not immediately resonate with you, but think of it like this. Resilience isn’t about being tough until you snap like a piece of waxed string. Nor is it about being completely pliable like a piece of playdough. It’s about the ability to consciously stretch yourself when the pressure is on, and return safely to just about your normal shape thereafter. Kind of like a rubber band.

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