People who are resilient in difficult situations are those who :
- recognize “it’s bad now”
- are aware of a range of emotions – including “positive” ones!
(even among the feelings of stress, frustration, fear, anger, guilt, sadness, etc,
they’re also feeling moments of humor, awe, gratitude, compassion, curiosity, hope… )
- expect that life can get better
- are action oriented
(thinking things like “what can I do now to cope most effectively?” or
“what steps can I begin taking to be in a better space?”)
And which ones would you like to cultivate, strengthen, or get in the habit of using to help you get through the rough patches?