- Increase your mental flexibility When the situation calls for it, mental versatility can change gears and produce and analyse several choices. With mental versatility, you can adapt to the situations you are in instead of having a problem.
Mullin PhD notes that you can stretch your mind by playing games. Several games often require you to reevaluate your strategies on the fly in response to others’ behaviour. Mastering these skills may take a lifetime. However, having these skills allows you to apply them to daily life situations and learn from them.
- Look for Opportunity in Adversity Focusing on an unpromising situation without getting upset is tiresome and wasteful. When things go wrong, the only option is to see a bright side.
For instance, think about what new skills you need to develop right now that will benefit you in the future. Additionally, consider how this experience can develop your well-roundedness.
- Turning hardship into a quest or challenge it’s a matter of semantics. Toil denotes pain Stake implies risk. Consider how you can transform your current predicament into a positive one.
Additionally, Prof. Heller says that your “fight or flight” response is triggered if you perceive a threat. This means your blood pressure will rise, as well as your anxiety.
On the other hand, when perceived as a threat, the body releases hormones that help recovery causes stress, and conserves energy.
- Minimise your mental ruts. What happens when things go wrong? Who do you blame for everything? Are you a problem maker? There are thought traps.
Think no thoughts that go nowhere. Rather, think of possible ways to get out of your situation or fix your current dilemma.
- Switch to action to act. It would be best if you thought; constructive thought enables you to take action. Ask yourself questions such as:
- How can I solve the problem?
- What can I do to minimise/limit the magnitude of this issue?
- How can I lower the risks?
- Are there better alternatives in approaching this project?
- What will I influence?
- What should I do?
- Find someone to emulate Southwick and Charney suggests following a strong role model to be more resilient in “The Science of Resilience: Coping with Life’s Most Difficulties” Look at to see how others cope with it. This will inspire you to plan your own life accordingly.
This young woman with spina bifida was interviewed in the book “Resilience”. She modelled U.S. president Franklin Delanoë Roosevelt, who was paralysed from polio.
When she feels down because of her disease, she contemplates, “What will Franklin do?” This boosts her self-confidence, so she feels better about herself. Her resiliency helps her with the illness that she was afflicted with.
- Prepare yourself for stress. Stress inoculation operates under the same basis as immunisation. Inoculation means injecting tiny quantities of a virus directly into the bloodstream. This gets the immune system going.
By exposing yourself to stressors, you inoculate yourself against stress. For your consideration:
- Go out to eat by yourself; Acquire a piece of new knowledge. Get stronger by exercising in the gym: First, lift small weights and progressively heavier ones. If you are protected from pressures, you’ resilience, as a protection
- Pessimism about the odds Resolute people believes they can weather anything it serves up. This doesn’t mean they pretend everything is perfect and everything will get better on its own. How they perceive the situation, but how they believe they can solve it.
- Envision a happy end. This connects to the previous stage. When times get tough, think: “Beyond this hardship, what do I want it to be like?” picture your objective as simply as you can, and you will know what steps you can take to begin moving towards it.
- Reformulate on Strengths Consider your past obstacles to see how you drew on your strengths to overcome them. You may have leant on your humour or your religion as an example. Then consider how you can apply the same abilities to the current. problem
- Nurture yourself Are you able to nurture yourself? It would help if you spent time in nature, find inspiration in a movie, or a motivational reading. This will lift the spirits and transform negative energy into motivating positivity.
- Involve yourself. Helping others will put you in a position to get help when things go wrong will help. It is easier to manage alone if you have someone to provide support and give you a hand if you need it.