How to Be More Emotionally Resilient In Life And Work?

If you struggle with emotional resiliency in work or life situations, you aren’t alone. This is something that we all go through. And there are ways to build your resilience.

Keep reading as we share some of our favorite tips for making your emotional resilience.

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 The Road to Character

by David Brooks

⏱ 14 minutes reading time

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Learn to Sit With Discomfort

Many of us try to avoid challenges in our lives and don’t take the time to sit with our feelings and think deeply about how we feel.

However, when you are going through a challenging time, learn to push through any discomfort and manage your emotions. Through this, you’ll find that you can make changes in your life and build resilience during even the most challenging times. 

Take Care of Yourself

An essential part of building your emotional resilience is learning to take care of yourself. Even in the toughest of times, you’ll find that you’ll be better equipped to deal with whatever comes your way when you take time out for self-care activities.

Self-care is something that everyone needs to add to their daily routine, but it’s something that many of us struggle to find time for. By building up daily habits during the easier times in your life, you can maintain these practices when things become more challenging.

Be Optimistic

We tend to focus on the negative side, but what would happen if everything turned out perfectly? To build your emotional resilience, we recommend always concentrating on the optimistic side of things.

Try to stay positive, even when you feel stuck in a bad situation, as you never know how things will turn out in the end. By adopting this attitude, you’ll put a brave face on and tackle any challenge that comes your way.

Talk About How You Are Feeling

Sometimes, we need to hear another perspective on a situation to realize that we need to toughen up and become more resilient. For example, when dealing with a challenging situation at work, speak to a trusted colleague who can share advice and perspective on what you are going through.

In your personal life, try to surround yourself with positive people who you can trust to talk to at any time. The deeper you can connect to people, the easier it will be to cope and lean on others in times of need.

Push Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone

As we age, we are much less likely to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and tackle our fears. However, both in your work and your personal life, you can work to overcome obstacles regularly.

For example, if you despise public speaking, volunteer to present your team’s next time to share their findings or results. Try a challenge like a marathon or an extreme sport that pushes you to try something new in your personal life.

You’ll feel a massive rush of adrenaline and an enormous confidence boost following this activity, which can help to build emotional resilience for the future.

Follow Your Moral Compass

When it comes to making tough decisions, you must know what you stand for. So instead of jumping to conclusions or rushing decisions, you’ll want to ensure you act true to your beliefs and your morals.

Don’t be swayed into making a decision based on what other people say or think, and instead, stick to what you believe in. While this can be difficult to put into practice, the more you follow your morals, the easier it becomes to say no to the things that don’t serve you.

Find Good Role Models

Do you have a role model who demonstrates excellent emotional resilience? If the answer is no, it’s time to find someone in your life who you can look up to in this area.

Otherwise, look further afield at public figures that are a great example of resilience in tough times. Follow their lead and think about how they would react the next time you go through a rough patch, and you’ll find that it’s much easier to make the right decision and respond accordingly to the situation.

Keep Challenging Your Brain

As we grow older, it’s easy for us to stop pushing ourselves to learn and think. We often get trapped in one way of thinking and don’t look outside of our tiny world to gain another perspective on a situation. Keep stimulating your brain and engaging in healthy debates with other people on current affairs, so you challenge yourself as you grow older.

It’s a good idea to do daily puzzles or brain games, which will test your skills and speed and keep you thinking on the spot. These activities will pay off as you age and help build your resilience when you are put under pressure.

By following these tips, you can strengthen your emotional resilience at any stage in your life. Instead of crumbling under pressure and being overwhelmed by your emotions, you’ll find that you are strong enough to face any challenge that comes your way.

There’s no denying that life is full of ups and downs, but when you work to build your emotional resilience, you’ll find that each day is more accessible than the last.

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