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Battling to cope with life's curveballs? These great tips will boost your resilience

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Keeping your mind agile will go a long way towards helping you to cope with life's challenges. (PICTURE: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Keeping your mind agile will go a long way towards helping you to cope with life's challenges. (PICTURE: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

Days certainly are dark right now – and we aren’t just talking about load­shedding. The price of petrol, the cost of living, the mind-numbing cold, lingering echoes of the pandemic . . . 

It’s enough to make you pull the duvet over your head. But that’s not feasible – we need to find a way to cope in an uncertain world if we want to live a happy and productive life.

And we can do it, says UK neuroscientist Elaine Fox, author of Switchcraft: Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Transform Your Life. “Agility is built into our DNA and supports our resilience,” she says. 

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