Staying positive during difficult times is essential to your mental health. It may be hard but people around you are happy to help. Here are some tips for staying positive when things are tough.
It can be difficult to stay positive despite all of the depressing news around the world. Or even staying positive when the economy is falling. And when our health and our jobs are hanging by a thread. Nevertheless, we can still try our best to look on the bright side of everything.
This article will teach you how to stay positive even when the pieces of the jigsaw of life don’t fit. We will cover how to stay positive in everyday situations, as well as discussing how to stay positive at work when disputes occur.
First, you are allowed to feel depressed.
When you’re feeling down, it’s completely okay to acknowledge the feeling. Feelings are temporary states that cannot last forever. We cannot be happy every minute of every day and that means sometimes we are going to feel unmotivated or sad.
The first step in staying positive when things don’t seem right is to acknowledge that it is okay to feel down from time to time. It’s a normal part of life. It’s especially natural if you haven’t seen your loved ones for a while and your usual routines and support systems are disrupted
Developing emotional resilience can be helpful.
A common definition of emotional intelligence is being able to react well and strategically to stressful situations. When these instances occur, such as conflicts at work or between family, our emotions may go into meltdown. It’s not just for extreme situations. It’ll also help you cope with approaching deadlines and everyday problems.
Nevertheless, resilience is a factor of mind and body. It should be encouraging to know that many of the resilience factors that drive it are within our power to change.
Here are five steps to start building your resilient
Pay attention to your health
People are 3.5 times more likely to be resilient when in good physical health. The relationship is bidirectional. While physical health supports resilience, resilience also leads to better physical recovery.
Focus on your physical well-being
Sleep isn’t the only aspect that influences your resilience from a physical perspective. To improve your physical well-being and boost your resilience levels, focus on:
- Eating healthily
- Staying hydrated
- Exercising regularly
Mind your mindset
Our beliefs, attitudes, and mindsets influence our resilience.
Resilience is influenced by our beliefs, attitudes, and mindsets. Efficacy determines whether we approach a situation with energy, vigour, or withdrawal and retreat. To a large degree, self-efficacy can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. People who believe they control their outcomes are better able to cope with them rather than feeling victimized. People with an internal locus of control are six times more likely to be resilient.
Paying attention to the stories and self-talk we do in our heads can help us recognize when our resilience is stressed. Make a point of noticing what you tell yourself to get an early warning that resilience is low.
Watch your stress levels
Everyone gets stressed from time to time. You might overwhelmed by stress and impact your resilience. While some can identify their stress and alleviate it.
Hence, it is important to identify how you feel and what helps you to de-stress.
Building resilience starts now.
Organizations can help equip their employees with the skills they need to adapt. Resiliency is key to creating an agile workforce. Employees also learn how not just to adjust but thrive in change.
Of course, building resilience in the workplace is not going to happen overnight. It is a trait that you need to develop over time.