If you want to build your strength and become a more confident person you need to enhance your emotional resilience. Having more of it will enable you to deal with adversity better and keep on keeping on until you achieve the goals you desire. Here are several emotional resilience exercises that you can try today:
Be Careful About The Way You Breathe
Believe it or not, the way you breathe can have a great impact on your emotional state. If you notice that your breathing is fast and shallow it is time to relax. Take a few moments and breathe as profound and calm as you can, several times. You can even accompany the breathing with yawning and stretching, as these are known to be good for blood circulation. Ready to feel more relaxed?
Don’t Overdo It And Take A Break
Constantly working and not allowing yourself brief moments in which you can relax, will increase the stress levels and make you more vulnerable to negative emotions. Try to stop for a few minutes, after every hour worked, and unwind a little. You will feel much better for it throughout the day.
Allow Yourself A Little Daydream
Yes, daydreaming is great for relaxing your brain and improving your mood, especially if your mind thinks about great things and places. So it is an excellent way to forget about daily stress and lower blood pressure. Just be careful where you choose to do it, and stop it when necessary. A meeting, for instance, would not be such a great place for this exercise.
Control Your Thoughts
Don’t allow your negative thoughts to take over you and your situation. Always be careful about what you’re thinking, especially when it comes to those negative thoughts that ruin your mood. If you notice you start having negative thoughts, just stop, erase them and immediately try focusing on something else, more positive. Thoughts influence your behaviour and what is happening around you, so allow only positive thoughts.
Remember To Laugh
Laughter is the best therapy when it comes to chasing away stress and getting the mood right. Always make some time to do those things that can get you to put a broad smile on your face. Play even, as games are a great way to do some fun activities and have a laugh. You need these to start looking on life’s brighter side and not consider emotions like a personal attack.
Don’t Complain And Be Grateful
It is true that perhaps you are not entirely satisfied with some aspects of your life. But feeling sorry or miserable about them won’t help at all. Instead, be grateful for everything you have. Take a few moments, especially in the morning when you savour your coffee and be thankful for what life gave you until now. There are many that don’t have even a quarter of what you’re enjoying. Keep a positive attitude and be grateful, and everything that’s missing will come to you.
Meditation is great for regulating mood and emotions, so don’t hesitate to give a few moments per day to do this. It only takes a few minutes. You can use some meditation music, or just listen to the wind and birds, concentrate on breathing and allow positive thoughts. You will feel rejuvenated.