By Tonny Wandella
It’s no secret that life can be challenging, and sometimes it gets to the point where you feel like it’s too much to handle. How do you build resilience when in these difficult situations? There are many different strategies for building your emotional resilience, but I want to share with you three ways that have helped me through my toughest times.
Different circumstances can cause us to go through difficult times. Whether it’s an illness, a relationship break-up, or job loss – there will always be something new coming our way. But how do we keep going when things get tough? How do we build resilience for future hardships?
There are many ways you can build emotional resilience when in hardship. One way is to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the act of being aware and present in the current moment, without any judgement or preconceived notions about it. It’s about accepting whatever you’re feeling, right now, because that’s what reality is at this time. Practice mindfulness by sitting down for 10 minutes a day with your eyes closed and focusing on your breathing while letting all other thoughts drift away naturally.
Learn From Experience
Consider how you’ve dealt with adversity in the past. Consider the abilities and methods that aided you in overcoming adversity. You may also keep a record of your past experiences to help you discover positive and bad behaviour patterns, as well as to influence your future conduct.
Be Proactive In Your Approach
Don’t put off dealing with your issues. Instead, determine what needs to be done, devise a strategy, then do it. Although it may take time to recover from a severe setback, traumatic incident, or loss, keep in mind that if you work hard enough, your condition will improve.
Resilience is a powerful, yet underrated quality. If you can tap into your resilience and learn how to get back up after feeling knocked down, you are on the right track for success. But if it’s hard to bounce back from challenges or setbacks in life, don’t be afraid to ask for help–it may offer more benefits than just alleviating stress. What do you think, is the lack of resilience holding you back from achieving goals that matter most to you?