How to stay resilient in times of uncertainty

How to stay resilient in times of uncertainty.

We now live in a world with constant change and unpredictability. Without doubt, this can create feelings of anxiety, uncertainty,fear, panic and sadness about the present and future.

“Resilience is the capacity and dynamic process of adaptively overcoming stress and adversity while maintaining normal psychological and physical functioning”

Studies have shown that Resiliency,”the ability to thrive in times of change and uncertainty” can be learned.

Start building your resilience by using the tips below to develop a more flexible and resilient mindset.

Accept reality and what is happening around you Focusing on things you cannot control will leave you feeling frustrated and exhausted. There are certain circumstances or decisions that are not in your power to control. Let go of them. Doing so will help you move on and focus your energy more positively.You may not be able to change reality and what is happening around you, but you can work on changing how you respond to them.

Embrace change  Change will always occur. Instead of concentrating on the disruptive aspects, take a flexible approach and accept that change is a fundamental part of life that can also bring opportunities and positive outcomes.

Stay focused on the big picture It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the details and not see the light at the end of the tunnel. Focus in on the most realistic impact. Looking at it from a broader perspective can help you more accurately assess its significance.

• Maintain a positive attitude Being resilient does not mean you have to have positive feelings about negative situations. It means that despite something going wrong, you believe you can and will do your best to deal with the situation and move forward.

• Practice Gratitude Notice good things, look for them, and feel appreciation. “People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems”.

Connect with others In times of self distancing and isolation staying in touch with family, friends and colleagues, digitally by phone, skype, facetime, what’s app. with whom you can share feelings, discuss problems and truly connect with on a deeper level is an essential part of weathering life’s storms. Reach out and connect.

Reference: NCBI