How Young People Should Cope: Building Resilience And Stress Management.

Being a young person, you face a lot of trials and tribulations and sometimes you face them on your own. With the right coping skills, you as a young person can be able to overcome the current challenge and future challenges.


Resilience is an important part of life. As a young person it is important to understand how to bounce back from any kind of failure, disappointment or setback. It helps you cope with challenges and adversity in a healthy and productive way. This helps young people adjust  to a situation and is a very valuable skill to have in many areas of life, like relationships, work, school and growth. By being able to bounce back from defeat, the young people can be able to learn to adapt and become resilient, which can help them succeed.

The reality of life is that there will be unavoidable challenges and hardships, resilience helps manage these situations. Being young you’re experiencing a range of stressors, your experiencing different kinds of transitions like going to university, leaving home, and learning how to support yourself. During these transitions young people experience confusing emotions, they face hard decisions and different types of rejections, without resilience it will be hard for a young person to keep going.

Resilience helps in many ways. It promotes positive mental health as resilience is closely linked to positive mental health, and young people who are resilient are more likely to have good self-esteem, confidence, and a positive

outlook on life. It also helps young people achieve their goals, by building resilience, it can help young people to persevere in the face of challenges, which is an important skill for achieving longitudinal goals, and most importantly it prepares them for the future, life is full of problems and difficulties, and building resilience can help young people to develop the skills they need to overcome these challenges and to succeed in life.




There are a few strategies young people can use to build and implement resilience in there life:

  1. Being able to develop a growth mindset, this is the belief that perceive challenges as opportunities to learn and to grow. Young people can develop a growth mindset by looking at their strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses, also they need to understand that challenges are a normal thing in life and do not mean you give up.
  1. Building coping skills, positive coping skills are the strategies and techniques that young people can use to manage stress and adversity. Coping skills can include things like exercise, deep breathing, journaling, and talking to friends or family members.


  1. Practicing self-care is also important, being able to take care of yourself is an important part of building resilience. Young people can practice self-care by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and practicing relaxation techniques and positive thinking.

But overall, building resilience is a never ending  process that takes time and practice, but with the right strategies and support, young people can develop the skills they need to cope with adversity and thrive in life.


Stress management:

Stress is a natural human response. Stress management is a also learnt from the building of resilience. Everyone experiences stress no matter what stage of life they are in. They experience different forms of stress. People need to learn how to manage their stress in order to stop it from consuming and overwhelming them.

There are many different ways to manage and cope with stress without resulting in negative behaviours. Here are a few:

  1. Identifying where the stress is coming from is important rather than trying to ignore it. This can help understand what triggers the stress and can help you manage it.
  1. Regular exercise is an effective way to reduce stress and improve mood.
  2. Implementing relaxing techniques, like deep breathing or meditation can also help reduce stress.

The techniques for managing stress is a lot like the techniques for building resilience and just like the process of building resilience, managing stress is an ongoing process and takes time.