“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”
Life is unpredictable. A roller coaster. Throughout our lives, we try to avoid change, mostly when it appears in the form of challenges or obstacles. However, to enjoy life to the fullest, one needs to develop the quality of resilience. Apart from surviving changes, resilience also helps an individual to learn more and grow better.
What are the ways of becoming more resilient?
Regulate your emotions:
Emotions are normal but you should be able to control them. If you don’t, you will become more vulnerable. Your capacity to think logically will gradually decrease. Whenever you face a setback, give yourself time to feel the emotions completely. Get over them and continue with your life.
Do not fear change:
Life changes suddenly, sometimes overnight. Change is the only constant. Therefore, embrace change and be prepared. Be flexible. Adapt newer ways so that you can respond in a better manner when suddenly hit by life-changing events. Treat all happenings as opportunities for learning something new and valuable.
Set reachable targets:
There are situations in life that are both daunting and intimidating. However, try to view every situation realistically and in the most practical way. Draw up reasonable goals as strategies to overcome the obstacles. List down all the possible things you can do and break them further into doable steps.
Find out your abilities and use them:
Everyone is born with certain strengths and abilities. Try to identify your strengths and make full use of them when facing a crisis. As you use your skills and talents during a crucial time, you will feel more confident. It will also help you to form a better self-image.
Continue to evolve:
Life is all about growing. No matter what situations you may face, pick yourself up and become stronger than before. Learn new things, develop new skills so that your growth as an individual never ceases. The more you grow, the more mature you tend to become in your dealings with life issues.
It is natural to feel stressed while fighting against all odds. Do not ignore your needs. Take frequent breaks and nurture yourself, even during testing times. Be empathetic to yourself and always make time for the things that you love doing the most. Take care of yourself to take care of your life.
Form meaningful relationships:
Have a strong network of supportive and caring people. Life is harsh but it is harsher when you have no one to share your experiences with. Connect with different kinds of people. It will help you to form valuable bonds. A friend or a companion might also suggest a unique solution to ease your problem.
Discover the main purpose of your life:
When faced with a tragedy or a crisis, try to find out the real purpose of your life, the basic meaning of your existence. Once you know your life’s purpose, you will start observing life situations from a new and different perspective.