Resilience is definitely within your reach, and it is a vital part of your well-being. As explained in my book, The Power of Emotion, individuals with high emotional intelligence manage adversity better and tend to be more emotionally resilient.
THE POWER OF EMOTION | CHAPTER 20 | OVERVIEW
Increase Resilience to Combat Adversity
I don’t know about you, but lately, I've become more resilient, especially during the pandemic when I had to quickly pivot my business, Marshall Connects, to keep it viable. At the same time, I was busy completing and publishing this book.
My struggle was real; it was painful. Facing so much adversity, more than once, I contemplated giving up. Obviously, that didn't happen, and I am so grateful for that!
Resilient Thinking and Attitude
What helped me get through this was my growth mindset. It has been so valuable, and I talk about this in-depth in my book, The Power of Emotion. A growth mindset unlocks our learning capacity and generates resilient thinking and attitude. It helps us even in the darkest times.
The Importance of Resilience
Resilience is an important subject due to the substantial effect it has on how we manage adversity. Many of us have had our fair share of adversity during the last year while living with the pandemic. Life predictably delivers challenges, some considerably harder to navigate than others. We measure our resilience by our capacity to recover from difficulties that come our way.
Five Simple Ways to Increase Resiliency
Fortunately, we can intentionally choose to become more resilient; it's a skill we can develop. In my book, you will find multiple ways to build resilience, including some of the following:
- Keep circumstances in perspective.
- Maintain a positive outlook when faced with difficulty.
- Manage stress-inducing emotions to avert an insurmountable crisis.
- Exercise self-compassion.
- Practise mindfulness.
Emotional Intelligence Supports ResilienceAs we work towards increasing resilience, we advance our emotional intelligence, which benefits us in several ways. Research indicates emotional intelligence can support an individual's power during a crisis. Our emotional intelligence allows us to train our brains to bounce back from setbacks, which undoubtedly strengthens our resilience.
Building resilience offers us the opportunity to learn from and gracefully react to adversity. Each day we can work towards continual improvement to enhance our emotional intelligence. You can find many more strategies for self-improvement in my new book, The Power of Emotion.
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