Practice these Mental Exercises and You’ll be More Resilient in the Face of Traumatic Experiences
Being book smart is seen as a requirement for people to succeed.
There’s another kind of intelligence that’s unfortunately often looked over though– emotional intelligence. This is a measure of your ability to discern your feelings and manage them to adapt to certain situations or to reach your goals.
Having high emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) is also a great defense in the face of traumatic experiences. Here’s how you can improve your EQ and become a more resilient person, according to author Kristin Harper.
Mindfulness is all the hype on social media these days but it’s more than just a trend. It’s also an important psychological process that’ll help you be aware of your feelings and thoughts more clearly.
Some psychologists describe mindfulness as the ability to pause, reflect, and choose wisely. An emphasis is placed on reflection, which entails taking ownership of the actions and words that put you in your current situation.
A New Perspective
According to research, the most resilient people are those who believe that they have control over the things that happen in their life. Reframing your perception of life to this mindset would also help you deal better with the unideal.
One way you can take charge is by improving your emotional vocabulary. There are studies that show that having the ability to translate feelings to words can calm the part of the brain that controls emotions.
Also, expressing what you feel can make it easier for you to get to the bottom of what may be making you feel bad.
The Victim Mindset
It’s easy to fall into a victim mindset when you feel like life threw you more than you can handle. Fight the urge to ask ‘why me?’ and focus on seeing hardships as learning opportunities instead.
This also means letting go of anger and forgiving the people you feel contributed to your pain, even if it’s yourself. Remember that forgiveness breaks the ties that keep you in the past so you can finally move forward.
Facing life’s challenges on your own is never easy. It’s best if you keep yourself surrounded by a support system of family, friends, or even work colleagues to help you go through tough situations.
Research shows that extroverted people happen to be resilient as well because they are more likely to seek support.
Ex-Army Sergeant Finds His Salvation by Fostering Homeless Dogs
Imagine someone surprises you with an adorable puppy right now– how would you react? Would you jump from excitement? Cry from...December 15, 2020
ELDERBERRIES: Learn about These Powerful, Immune-Strengthening Tart Little Fruits!
What would you do if someone handed you a capsule that could regulate your blood sugar level, help you lose weight,...December 14, 2020
Here’s How You Should Deal with The Stress of Holiday Travelling
The holidays are meant to be the greatest time of the year, yet they turn out to be extremely stressful. Everyone...December 12, 2020
Life Is Beautiful – A Few Easy Tips to Find the Road to Happiness
Have you ever wondered why you search for your phone when it’s in your hand? It may sound strange, but a...December 11, 2020
How To Prepare For A Military Marriage
Going out with some girl-friends, you notice a group of guys wearing what seems to be camouflage uniform. One of them...December 9, 2020
Always Running Late? Here’s what that Says About Your Personality and Chances at Success
Constant tardiness is a trait that’s often seen in a negative light, especially in professional scenarios. However, people who are always...December 6, 2020
Overcome Self-Doubt and Become More Confident at Work with these Insecurity-Busting Tips
It’s only normal to feel self-doubt in our daily lives, especially at work. That doesn’t mean that you can’t fight and...December 3, 2020
From Nomad to British Lord: How a Care Worker Inherited a $65 Million Estate after Growing up Poor
Jordan Adlard Rogers’ current good fortune couldn’t be any more different than the one he grew up with. After living a...December 1, 2020
Strategies for Achieving Your Goals and Improving Your Life
Are you one of those people who fail to comply with their new year’s resolutions every year? Well, you are not...December 1, 2020