Resiliency is our ability to adapt and recover from adversity. We need many resources in order to do that. Mental resilience comes from our thoughts, beliefs, actions and behaviors.
First mental resilience begins with belief. If you don’t believe today that you are strong then remember a time in your life when you were. Think of a time that was really hard and how you made it through. Visualize that accomplishment and remember how you felt.
Next, recognize that when you can’t change your circumstances you can change your perspective and perspective changes everything! This is more than just positive thinking. Perspective encourages us to look at life in a different way. When all we see is brown weeds coming up through the grey pavement, shift your perspective by looking up and you will see the bright sun and beautiful blue sky.
And finally, practice mindfulness. Doing one thing at a time with your full attention. For instance, when you are eating a meal, put your phone down and pause to notice your body and surroundings. Create space to focus and feel more calm by taking a breath.
By implementing these 3 habits of visualization, perspective and mindfulness we can strengthen our mental resiliency.
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Catch you on the well side!