As we move through second half of the semester, everything seems to get busier and more hectic.  During busy times, it's important to maintain our resilience.  Broadly defined as the ability to "bounce back," resilience can help sustain us during stressful times.  One of my favorite career advice blogs, The Daily Muse offers some great strategies for building resilience: don't be constrained by limits, view failure as an opportunity to learn, and believe in the work you're doing.  I also find it useful to keep some stress-relieving toys on my desk!  Perhaps easier said than done, but by building resilience during quiet times, we are better equipped to manage stressful situations.