Become Resilient to Cope with Adversity and Improve Relationships

Resiliency helps you to cope with and bounce back from adversity. Building your resilience will help improve your relationships at work and at home.

There are four types of resiliency.

Physical Relience requires a healthy and balanced diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep and self-care.

Cognitive or mental resilience describes attention, judgment and decision-making skills, during both good and stressful times. This type of resiliency helps improve your flexibility, creativity and ability to focus on the present moment. To build cognitive resilience, spend 10 to 15 minutes a day with nature or in meditation. Don’t plan or problem-solve during this time. Greet as many people as you can each day with the same nonjudgmental attention.

Emotional resilience helps you balance your emotions. With emotional resilience, you are cautious without being overly fearful, are passionate, and have a healthy self-esteem and sense of self. This helps you become more easygoing, engage with life and embrace opportunities. When you’re facing a stressful situation, ask yourself, Will this matter in 20 years? If the answer is no, let it go.

Spriritual resilience helps you be more grateful, have a stronger sense of meaning and purpose, and become more compassionate, forgiving and accepting of yourself and others. Living your life according to your beliefs, such as a connection to something greater than yourself or through prayer, is a helpful way to strengthen your spiritual resilience

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