Adaptability – the path to a happy life


The one trait that you may not realise can make you much happier is having the ability to adjust according to the given circumstance.

Experts tell us it is vital for a satisfying life. “Our ability to have life satisfaction, to be happy [and] to have good relationships really depends on our ability to adapt,”  says Guy Winch, Ph.D. a psychologist and author of “Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries.”

Everyone can learn to be adaptable.

  • Adaptable people approach life differently

People who are adaptable have coping mechanisms. What doesn’t bend breaks. Through the tough periods in life they will adopt new strategies and perhaps change their thinking.

  • Adaptable people know their strengths

We are all predisposed to certain character traits but the key is to play to your strengths, acknowledging where you have strength of character and where you don’t. This can serve you well.

  • Adaptable people continue to refine and grow

Life is all about growth. Being out of our comfort zone is empowering and emboldening. Discomfort isn’t always a bad thing!

  • Adaptable people don’t wait for happiness

It is not just about coping with the difficult times but seeking joy in simple things. Being appreciative about the current situation, adjusting to find meaning and joy in all life situations.


“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – German proverb





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