1. Flip your thinking
Think of a difficult situation or frustration that you’re facing right now. Next, imagine one positive that could arise from this situation. Flip your thinking and look for a bright side. How does it change your perspective? Does it improve your mood?
2. Nurture relationships
Surround yourself with people who persevere, and nurture your important relationships. Make a list of the people you can rely upon when things get tough. Remember, you only need one.
3. Keep moving forward
Make dealing with your adversity a project. Set yourself a goal, or goals, and take decisive action on a regular basis. Don’t dwell on the past but focus on the future and allow that to pull you through.
4. Look after yourself
Set yourself goals to get to bed earlier or practice relaxation techniques to improve your sleep. Move more often. Get outdoors. Eat nutritious food. Look after yourself physically and you will find that your emotional state improves too.
Learning to handle adversity is a life skill that protects us physically and emotionally. Conquer it and you set yourself up for a happier, healthier life. Become resilient and you show your loved ones the path to resilience too. Don’t forget, if you are struggling emotionally and not improving with time please see your GP.