Life is full of ups and downs.
When challenging experiences inevitably arise, you will want to be ready to rise to the occasion. Your capacity to be resilient and bounce back after a transition or hardship determines whether your life is enjoyable and meaningful, or troublesome and frustrating.
The more emotionally resilient you are, the quicker you can adjust to a situation and move forward in life. Shared below are some areas and ideas to think about as you consider your emotional resilience.
Here Are 5 Tips to Become More Emotionally Resilient:
When something initially begins to trouble you, how do you react? Maybe you bury your head in the sand and hope it goes away? Perhaps you just ignore the situation and pretend it isn’t happening?
- If you are resilient, you will choose to approach the situation head-on and promptly. You will define the issue, consider your options and make a plan. You will set out right away to resolve the situation before it becomes a full-blown issue.
- Promptly employing problem-solving skills will help you avoid a major meltdown.
Approach to past events
Do you try to forget about your previous challenges? Instead, try applying what you learned from them to navigate present or future situations. When you reflect upon what you have been through, don’t just think about the mistakes you’ve made; you can also be excited about how well you handled some situations and use those same skills again.
- The energy required trying to forget something important, draws heavily from your present resilience; wearing it down. Alternatively, focusing your energies on the lessons and skills you have learned from past experiences builds your resilience.
Do you work to accomplish something, however small, each day? Or do you find yourself watching entire days go by while you sit and brood, or feel sad or angry? To improve your resilience, consider each day an opportunity to do something positive; even if it is just one thing.
- On a day off, this might be something as simple as going for a walk or cleaning the living room. Your practice today could even be finishing a novel or calling a friend you haven’t talked to in ages. What you do with your life each day provides meaning for you.
Your support network
Do you have friends and family to call upon if you need something? Resilient individuals build a supportive system of people they can visit, call, talk and turn to whenever they hit troubled waters.
- If you feel like you are all alone, start building your support network today by setting a goal to make one new friend within the next month.
Who matters to you most
Do you treat yourself as if you are the most important person in your life? When you take care of your own needs, you will be more resilient when a crisis knocks on the door. If your health and living situation are at the top of your priority list, you will be prepared to face any hardship; be it emotional or physical.
- Taking the time to keep yourself in your best shape physically and mentally, builds your reserves of resilience whenever trying situations and events crop up.
Challenges, transitions, and hardships will invariably arise in your life from time to time. If you face situations immediately, use knowledge gained from prior challenges and trying events, and build your support network, you will be on your way to building emotional resilience for the future.
Do one small thing for yourself each day; before you know it, you will weather any storm and become more emotionally resilient with grace and ease!
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