How To: Emotional Resilience

Reema Abdullah | March 31st, 2022

Emotions are part of your health’s bigger picture. Diet and exercise are only one aspect of health, emotions are often the silent player.

In school, you learned historical facts and mathematical figures. You were probably not taught how to control your emotions and use them to your benefit. Most people go through life having their emotions control them rather than logically thinking and using it to their emotions to control their outside circumstances.

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Emotions can be thought of as energy in motion. According to Newtonian Laws that govern the physical world, energy cannot be created nor destroyed – only transformed. Emotional resilience can create the change you wish to see in your own world! Often times, the answer you search for is there within yourself.

Step 1: Mindfulness
The first step to cultivating emotional resilience is being mindful of your own emotions. You’ve probably seen people in your life get stuck in a circle of reactivity. Reactivity robs you of the ability to think calmly and logically. It will lead to more havoc and chaos into your life.
Tip: Delay your reaction by deep breathing or repeating a mantra to yourself

Step 2: Expectations
Do you have unrealistic expectations for your life? Many individuals carry the idea that life should be easy and any set back, major or minor, is a grave inconvenience to the picture they paint. Obstacles are opportunities for learning and growth. The sooner you accept that there are trials and hardships in life, the sooner you will be able to change your life.

Step 3: Unlock your personal power
You have the power to change your life and only you alone. Take 100% responsibility for your life, that is what separates the mature and immature. Emotional resilience requires emotional maturity. It might seem unfair to take 100% responsibility for the situations in your life, but to do otherwise would create a victimhood mentality. Victims lack power, and personal power requires a personal responsibility.

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