How to Be Resilient Even in The Toughest Situations?

by cadabamshospital

22 January,2019 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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Why do some mourners adapt to their great losses and others do not? How can one sustain a massive change in the path of life and grow through it strengthened to continue on? The answer is one word: resilience. Resilience is the quality of being able to bounce back from or adjust to major loss or change. Resilient survivors have developed skills and beliefs to meet the challenge of living without the physical presence of their loved one. Being resilient is not about glossing over hard times and pretending they didn't happen, it's coping with them in a way that allows you to bounce back.

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'll be able to achieve your personal goals and have a better relationship with others and yourself. Do you think you need help building resilience? Are you looking to become calmer? Are you struggling with moving on from a heartbreaking, traumatic, or disappointing experience?

This article will tell you that you can move forward and be the warrior that you are meant to be. Read on to discover simple yet valuable strategies on becoming resilient below.

9 Ways on How to be Resilient in life       

  1. Focus on what you can control

You need to understand one thing: You are not in control of every single thing that happens in your life.

More often than not, we think about what we could have or have not done to prevent a negative event. Believe me, there is no use stressing about something you cannot take back.

Remember this- only you can control yourself. Put all your anxieties aside.

Ask yourself- What is the best thing you can do right now to make yourself better?" Go for it.  

  1. Practice an attitude of gratitude

Can you identify at least 5 things that are going well in your life at this moment?

Developing an attitude of gratitude changes your perspective, how you look at certain situations.

Instead of excessively worrying 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's good is definitely something worth being thankful for.

If you want to become more appreciative of what you have, meditate on these things. Write them down in a journal. Talk about them! The more you do it, the more it becomes you.

  1. Exercise regularly

I know this might sound odd, but yes, making exercise a daily habit actually helps you become more resilient.

Why? In a study mentioned in Time Magazine, physical stress (in exercise) helps you adapt better to life's stresses.

Imagine yourself sweating, your heart racing, and your respiratory rate going up when you exercise. They simulate real-life hardships. The more you exercise, the stronger you become physically, emotionally, and mentally.

If you are emotionally sensitive in nature, engaging in regular physical activity builds your resilience. Put in mind that you are way stronger than you imagine.

  1. 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 flaws or are you being too self-critical?

You are worthy, always keep that in mind. Self-love is deeply appreciating you for who you are and not imposing unrealistic expectations.

Self-love matters more than you think it does. When you love yourself, you are more likely to be happy and authentic. No one can use your weakness against you.

  1.  Challenge persistent negative thoughts

Often these thoughts dwell inappropriately on the worst possible outcome and thus are exaggerated or simply improbable.

  1. Reframe the negative thoughts

Find a different way of seeing the adversity; ask yourself what you can learn from the situation or what you will do differently next time. This gives a sense of control and purpose.

  1. Spend time with people you love and trust

One of the greatest ways to break negative thinking is to spend time with those special people in your life who can lift your mood. It also is comforting have they care for you reaffirmed.

  1. Review and think of the many things you are grateful for

This definite mood lifter works immediately and is surprisingly long-lasting. This should be done daily at a fixed time, either mentally or in a journal.

  1. Smile and laugh

This opens you to more positive emotion and is effective!

  1. Develop a Positive Mental Attitude

This is important in how you look at things. If you think about that you will have a positive outcome without doing anything about it, then this is simply irrational thinking. On the other hand, if you believe that you can have a positive outcome by planning and taking action steps to make it happen, then it's rational thinking.

  1. Plan ahead for any potentiality

The reason why first-responders do well is that they plan ahead and train for disasters. This helps build resilience when the going gets tough. Even though they can't anticipate everything that can happen, they do have the built-in resources to deal with it.

  1. Create goals

If you have gotten down. Then set a goal, plan and take action to stage a comeback. Know that you can learn from the past in order to help your future.

  1. Express your feelings

This is very important in order to help release them. If you have a support system, use them. Using a journal/diary will help you to express how you feel. It's something that I've used for a while now.

  1. Eat healthily

Good nutrition will help your mind and body in providing the proper nutrients throughout your body when it is especially needed in times that are very challenging.

  1. Become and stay flexible

Change is constant. Difficulties arise. Know that anything can happen at any moment. You can even challenge your brain in dealing with sudden change by engaging in learning new things. Reading books or taking courses in subjects you've never learned will help. Get active in social media and go outside your boundaries.

Qualities you should possess for resilience building

What are the attributes the Resilient People posses? Here you go-

  • Determining what situation is worth worrying about and what is not by differentiating.
  • Analyzing a situation and look for ways to solve the problem.
  • Create an action plan, goal, seek help and delegate.
  • Leave the work issues at work and personal issues at home.
  • Finding a good listener to talk about what they are going through.
  • Take a break for fun and relaxation.
  • Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.
  • Laughing at yourself and finding humour in tough circumstances.
  • Listing the positive outcome and lesson learned in life.
  • Believing that this too shall pass.

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Final Word

The above ways were just some of the best ways for you to improve your resilience. However, the strategies here will already put you off to a good start. Resilience takes time and a lot of patience but its benefits for your life are truly worthwhile. Call us today at +91 97414 76476 for any help about anything that is bothering you. We can help you. Visit us at Cadabam’s Hospitals, we would be happy to serve you.