Strategies on How to Build Resilience in a Stressful WorldJacob
Being resilient is not about overlooking hard times and pretending they didn’t happen, but about facing them in a way that allows you to recover.
Adopting a positive attitude and developing the right skills in the midst of difficulties is important because they help you live a happy life. You can achieve your personal goals and have a better relationship with others and with yourself.
Do you think you need help to build resilience? Are you looking to calm down? Are you struggling to get through a heartbreaking, traumatic, or disappointing experience?
I am here to tell you that you can advance and be the warrior that you must be. Read on to discover simple but valuable strategies at become tough down.
1. Focus on what you can control.
You need to understand one thing: you are not in control of everything that happens in your life.
Most of the time, we think about what we could or could not have done to avoid a negative event. Believe me, there is no use stressing about something you cannot get back.
Remember this: the only thing you can control is yourself. Put all your anxieties aside.
Ask yourself, “What is the best option I can do right now to improve?” Then do it.
2. Practice an attitude of gratitude.
Can you identify at least 5 things that are going well in your life right now?
Developing an attitude of gratitude changes your perspective, how you see certain situations.
Instead of worrying excessively about what’s missing, focus on your blessings. Whether you have food on the table, clean air, a loving spouse or friend, or a career, anything that is good is definitely something worth being thankful for.
If you want to be more appreciative of what you have, meditate on these things. Write them in a journal. Talk about them! The more you do it, the more it becomes you.
3. Exercise regularly.
I know this may sound strange, but yes, making exercise a daily habit actually helps you to be more resilient.
Why? In a study mentioned in Time magazine, physical stress (in exercise) helps you better adapt to the stress of life.
Imagine yourself sweating, your heart racing, and your breathing rate increasing when you exercise. They simulate real life difficulties. The more you exercise, the stronger you will become physically, emotionally, and mentally.
If you are emotionally sensitive in nature, regular physical activity increases your resilience. Keep in mind that you are much stronger than you imagine.
4. Don’t forget to love yourself first.
When was the last time you really took good care of yourself? Do you accept yourself for your strengths and weaknesses, or are you being too self-critical?
You are worthy, always keep that in mind. Self-esteem deeply appreciates you for who you are and does not impose unrealistic expectations on you.
Self love is more important than you think. When you love yourself, you are more likely to be happy and authentic. No one can use your weakness against you.
These are just some of the best ways to build resilience. However, the strategies here will get you off to a good start. Recovery takes time and a lot of patience, but its benefits for your life are really worth it.