A part two to my emotional resilience series where I ask: How can you take previous life challenges, and use them to help you become emotionally resilient.
As we close up this last week of June, I want to continue our discussion of emotional resilience, and how you can take these teachings as “tools of resilience”, that you can use throughout your life.
“In order to cultivate emotional resiliency during trying times, it’s helpful to look at your experiences from another perspective.”
Resilience, which you can think of as emotional elasticity or flexibility, is one of the primary outcomes of the Rosenberg Reset. It’s a “bouncing back” to original form, though this depends on the variety of resources you bring to a given situation and the degree of difficulty of your life circumstances.
Resilience can also be thought of in a broader context, however, as this ability to bounce back is essential when one is facing adversities or challenges. Emotional resilience can help you develop the capacity to experience and effectively manage change. When you handle change better, you can make choices and take necessary risks for moving your life forward.
The first element of resilience involves your attitude about the dynamic nature of life. My emphasis? Approach life with an open and curious nature that is always respectful and conscious of change, with an intent to develop the resources you need to meet, face, and effectively manage these life challenges.
“Know that the greatest sense of stability and security is achieved when you feel resourceful within, not just when your life is filled with resources (and things) outside of you.”
Holding this open and positive attitude, helps you develop emotional flexibility, emotional strength, and a sense of resourcefulness in the face of constant change. By all means, experience and enjoy routine, predictability, and stability – just remember that it is not permanent. Know that you will be the most effective when you can accept the inconstancies of life.
Put your energy into maximizing your capacity to approach life with curiosity so you have the most effective attitude to handle whatever challenges you might face.
For this weeks “Statements Of Resiliency” below, find a place you can put them up and will see them often, and when reading them, I want you to focus on keeping a “never give up” attitude.
1. I will persist and persevere because those are integral aspects of facing challenges, being successful, and achieving my dreams.
2. I approach life with curiosity and openness; curiosity, not criticism, is my go-to response.
3. I feel capable and trust in my ability to experience and express unpleasant feelings.
4. I know change is the constant in life; my intent is to be flexible and adaptive in the face of change.
Sending my best,
Dr. Joan Rosenberg
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