Emotional resilience is one of the hottest topics right now and for good reason…
It refers to the ability to deal with emotions (whether positive or negative) and how to effectively handle stress.
In other words…how well we bounce back when adversity hits.
It has everything to do with perception because how we “view” things is what they become to us.
In other words, the kind of people who experience success are those that don’t allow challenges or setbacks to hold them back. They view things from a positive mindset.
Unlike viewing through a negative lens, successful people don’t see challenges…they see opportunities when they come up against a set-back – a whole new way of “seeing things.”
In fact, those with healthy perspectives, view challenges and setbacks as a way to boost and propel themselves forward.
This healthy attitude helps them to build and cultivate their resilience and gives them the ability to bounce right back and continue on their journey stronger than ever.
Being emotionally fit is every bit as important as being physically fit with strong muscles and healthy body weight.
Just as you must build your physical muscles through proper use, your emotional muscle builds in endurance, strength and resilience with proper use.
Truth is, stress does not have to impact our lives if we learn how to manage the external pressures placed on us and we do this by developing our emotional muscle, our resilience.
There’s been a shift recently towards a more holistic approach to attaining a fit “wellness” lifestyle by encompassing other aspects besides the physical components including dimensions such as mental, social, spiritual, and emotional.
Emotional resilience is one of the hottest topics right now and refers to the ability to deal with emotions (both positive and negative) and effectively handle stress. It’s been called the “armour we need for modern life” and one of the easiest and most effective ways to live a calmer, more balanced existence as stress has now become a given, rather than something we need to deal with every so often.
And… the really good news is for wellness seekers. Like any other muscle, it’s something you can strengthen and develop over time. Yet more proof that where the body goes the mind will follow. Just as you need to exercise your body to make it as strong and resilient as it can be, you must exercise your mind to ensure it’s equipped to rebound from life’s endless obstacles.
The most successful people are those that don’t allow challenges and setbacks to hold them back; instead, they use these moments as opportunities to propel themselves forward. Whenever they experience something difficult or painful, ultimately they’re able to bounce right back and continue on their journey even stronger than they were before because they’ve cultivated a level of resilience that allows them to do so.
After all, a healthy body weight, strong muscles and overall physical health aren’t the only results gained from regular exercise. Be assured there are also many emotional benefits, which are just as important.
When you exercise and as your levels of endorphin’s increase, your feelings of worry also start to diminish. You refocus your attention from your daily problems to the workout itself. You can gain a fresh perspective on even the most preoccupying concerns in your life by taking an exercise break.
When you return to these daily problems, you approach them with renewed energy and even some new ways to figure out solutions.
By taking active “exercise” steps to look after our health and wellbeing we can learn to reduce the impact of stress on our life by managing external pressures and developing our emotional resilience – the ability to adapt and bounce back during times of change and adversity.
To show up as the best versions of ourselves and experience the greatest well-being in our lives it is crucial that we are emotionally fit enough to deal effectively with stress, pressure and challenge.
It’s time to be intentional and make working out your mental health as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.