We may not realise it but all of us have been resilient at some point in our lives. If you were to chart the highs and lows of the past year based on how you felt about events, chances are that you would find that you have been through both smooth and difficult times. Yet you have found the strength to bounce back from each low period. This demonstrates resilience in action. Rather than forcing yourself to clench your teeth and push through something, mental resilience is when you get up, dust yourself off and try again after a fall.