Resilience is the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress (got this cool definition here). Yesterday I felt especially compressed and stressed more than once. I choose not to tell the details here for fear it will increase the stress and the deformation. And I promised. So I won't. But I fear holding in the stress will increase the compression and reduce the likelihood I will return to normal. Risky.
However, since my deformation is metaphorical, I suppose all I need to do is tell myself I will return to normal at an arbitrary time after a period of brooding that isn't long enough to change me. Like overnight. By the time you read this, I will have willed myself back to my original form. I choose to bounce back. I choose not to let this day get me or change me in any permanent way. I choose to be resilient by 8:00 A.M. on Thursday.
(I just had a bad day, but that's not an R word.)