How often do you feel pressure in your life?
We all do on occasion, as we are continually growing and stretching.
Maybe you’ve woken up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning, you’ve had an argument with your partner, you didn’t get the promotion you had hoped for, or whatever the reason – we all have moments where we experience the occasional setbacks in life.
The reality is, life is going to have its ups and downs – we’re human. Stuff comes up, situations happen beyond our control, plans get derailed on occasion, and that’s just the way it is.
For this reason, it is important to stay grounded so as to not fall into the loop of an emotional rollercoaster that can lead one on a downward spiral if we don’t conjure up the courage, confidence, and werewithal to pull up our bootstraps, put things in perspective and keep on, keeping on.
This is why I believe that ‘Emotional Resilience’ is a life skill that requires nurturing as we navigate life.
Here are 5 simple Tips to fostering ‘Emotional Resilience’ in your life:
1) Relish in the simple things.
I’m a lover of simplicity, and always have been.
What are some of the simple things that bring you joy?
Is it taking a walk in nature? Writing, painting, or enjoying a nice dinner with the ones you love? Whatever it may be, find absolute pleasure in the things that bring you joy, and make time for them everyday. This can create a sustainable emotional state of being, the simpler the better.
2) Be mindful of your self talk
Excessive self criticism or criticism of others can really affect the health of your emotional state of being when not managed.
Speaking negatively about yourself or others depletes your energy, and only serves to bring more negativity into your life and throws you out of alignment of the Universal energy of love and oneness.
We are living in a time where the level of manifestation of thought is so fast under the helm of the Universal law of cause and effect. Thoughts that would take years to manifest are now ricocheting into form, in days. Speak up and you’ll go up, you’ll not only feel better about yourself, but you’ll draw more positivity into your life as well.
3) Maintain a daily spiritual practice.
Let me premise this by saying that a spiritual practice does not have to be religious in nature.
A daily, spiritual practice involves any activity that brings you into a calm, meditative state. This can happen by simply walking in nature while taking long, deep breaths, prayer, meditation, listening to your favourite music, yoga to name a few.
It is any activity that keeps you in sync with the Universal energy of love and oneness and the core of your being.
Consistency in your practice can make a world of a difference to fostering a healthy, emotional state of being. Meditation has the power to heal subconscious patterns that create regular emotional upsets in order to restore balance.
4) Make ‘thank you’ your daily mantra.
A thankful heart will always position itself to receive more.
Gratitude is one of the fastest ways to shift your state from lacking to abundant. A daily gratitude log is a great tool to remind yourself to appreciate what you have, and spins your focus in a positive way. This can help ease the weight of your fears and anxieties.
5) Service heals.
Service works wonders.
This doesn’t have to be monetary in nature either, it can simply be spending time with your family or a friend who needs encouragement. Focus on helping someone else or even volunteering your time so that you can take your mind off of yourself and your problems. The results are miraculous, watch how fast your mood changes and you’ll see that things aren’t really bad after all.
Always remember that everything is temporary.
As always, I’d love to hear from you!
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Peace, love and light.