Factors that Promote Positive Adaptation to Stress and Adversity

The phenomenon of resilience reflects positive adaptation despite contexts of risk, adversity, or trauma.

Factors that promote positive adaptation to stress and adversity include the following:

- self-esteem
- optimism
- internal control
- coping aimed at acceptance
- coping aimed at seeking emotional support
- social contacts



Tips for managing stress (2-minute BBC video):

- Take a few deep breaths
- Get plenty of exercise
- Socialize - don't stress alone, talk to someone and have a laugh
- Get out - go to the park

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/brainsmart

References:

Psychological and Social Factors that Promote Positive Adaptation to Stress and Adversity in the Adult Life Cycle. M. Guadalupe Jiménez Ambriz, María Izal and Ignacio Montorio. Journal of Happiness Studies, 2011.

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